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Graduate School of Medicine, School of Medicine, CHA University, Seongnam-shi, Gyunggi-do 13488, Korea





Academic Editor: Rolf Teschke

Abstract Panax sp., including Panax ginseng Meyer, Panax quiquifolius L., or Panax notoginseng Burk. FH Chen, have been used as functional foods or for traditional Chinese medicine for diabetes, inflammation, stress, aging, hepatic injury, and cancer. In recent decades, a number of both in vitro and in vivo experiments as well as human studies have been conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of various types of ginseng samples and their components. Of these, the hepatoprotective and hepatotoxic effects of ginseng and their ginsenosides and polysaccharides are reviewed and summarized. View Full-Text

Keywords: ginseng; Panax sp.; hepatoprotective; hepatotoxic ginseng; Panax sp.; hepatoprotective; hepatotoxic





Author: Tae-Woo Kim

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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