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J Ginseng Res. 2012 Apr;36(2):119-34. doi: 10.5142/jgr.2012.36.2.119.

Recent methodology in ginseng analysis.

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College of Pharmacy, Ajou University, Suwon 443-749, Korea.

Abstract

As much as the popularity of ginseng in herbal prescriptions or remedies, ginseng has become the focus of research in many scientific fields. Analytical methodologies for ginseng, referred to as ginseng analysis hereafter, have been developed for bioactive component discovery, phytochemical profiling, quality control, and pharmacokinetic studies. This review summarizes the most recent advances in ginseng analysis in the past half-decade including emerging techniques and analytical trends. Ginseng analysis includes all of the leading analytical tools and serves as a representative model for the analytical research of herbal medicines.

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Genetic marker; Ginseng analysis; Immunoassay; Mass spectrometry; Metabolomics; Panax ginseng

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