Ginseng (Panax spp.)

Potential Role of Ginseng in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer remains one of the most prevalent cancer and a leading cause of cancer related death in the US. Many currently used chemotherapeutic agents are derived from botanicals. Identify...

Radioprotective Effect of American Ginseng on Human Lymphocytes at 90 Minutes Postirradiation: A Study of 40 Cases

Background: Ionizing radiation (IR) initiates intracellular oxidative stress through enhanced formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that attack DNA leading to cell death. Because of the dive...

Radioprotective Effect of American Ginseng on Human Lymphocytes at 90 Minutes Postirradiation: A Study of 40 Cases

Background: Ionizing radiation (IR) initiates intracellular oxidative stress through enhanced formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that attack DNA leading to cell death. Because of the dive...

The Pharmacologically Active Constituents of White and Red Ginseng Root

Numerous studies of a much varied nature have been conducted on the roots of Asian (Chinese or Korean) ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, Araliaceae). Steamed and dried (red) Asian ginseng has been recognized as being appreciably more biologically active than the raw unprocessed (often scraped or peeled) and dried (white) ginseng root in some notable respects. For example: free-radical scavenging, antioxidant, "anxiolytic-like," and anti-tumor promoting activities. Much less investigation has been directed towards American ginseng (P. quinquefolius L.).

Comparison of the Effects of Korean Ginseng and Heat-Processed Korean Ginseng on Diabetic Oxidative Stress

To investigate the effects of Korean ginseng (KG, Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) and heat-processed Korean ginseng (H-KG) on diabetic renal damage, we used the streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat mode...

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