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Studies on the antioxidant components of Korean ginseng (III)

Identification of phenolic acids


The effective components of Korean ginseng showing the lipid-peroxide depressing activity were isolated. From the ether-soluble acidic fraction of fresh ginseng three phenolic acids were obtained. Salicylic acid and vanillic acid exhibited the potent antioxidant activity, whereasp-hydroxycinnamic acid did not.

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Han, B.H., Park, M.H. & Han, Y.N. Studies on the antioxidant components of Korean ginseng (III). Arch. Pharm. Res. 4, 53–58 (1981).

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  • Korean ginseng
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Inhibition of lipid peroxidation
  • Phenolic acids