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Quantitative analysis of ginsenosides composition in flower buds of various ginseng plants

  • Sung Kwon Ko
  • Ok Sun Cho
  • Hye Min Bae
  • Byung Ok Im
  • Ok-Hwan Lee
  • Boo-Yong Lee
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Abstract

The content of ginsenosides in ginseng is known to differ based on the parts, including root, leaf, and flower buds. Ginseng flower buds cultivated in Korea and China contain the highest amount of Re of 3.455 and 2.727%, respectively. However, Sanchi flower bud cultivated in China contained the highest amount of ginsenoside-Rb1 (3.738%).

Key words

alternative source of ginsenosides flower buds ginsenosides composition Panax ginseng Panax notoginseng 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung Kwon Ko
    • 1
  • Ok Sun Cho
    • 1
  • Hye Min Bae
    • 1
  • Byung Ok Im
    • 2
  • Ok-Hwan Lee
    • 3
  • Boo-Yong Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Oriental Medical Food & NutritionSemyung UniversityJecheonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Natural Medicine ResourcesSemyung UniversityJecheonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Food Science and BiotechnologyKangwon National UniversityChuncheonRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Department of Food Science and BiotechnologyCHA UniversitySeongnamRepublic of Korea

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