Ginseng leaf-stem: bioactive constituents and pharmacological functions

  title={Ginseng leaf-stem: bioactive constituents and pharmacological functions},
  author={Hongwei Wang and Dacheng Peng and Jingtian Xie},
  journal={Chinese Medicine},
  pages={20 - 20}
Ginseng root is used more often than other parts such as leaf stem although extracts from ginseng leaf-stem also contain similar active ingredients with pharmacological functions. Ginseng's leaf-stems are more readily available at a lower cost than its root. This article reviews the pharmacological effects of ginseng leaf-stem on some diseases and adverse effects due to excessive consumption. Ginseng leaf-stem extract contains numerous active ingredients, such as ginsenosides, polysaccharides… CONTINUE READING
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