Ginseng has been utilized as a traditional medicine for many years. Ginsenosides are glycosylated triterpenes that are pharmacologically active components of the ginseng root Panax1. Studies on ginsenosides have shown support for various biological activities, such as having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cardio-protective properties2,3,4.
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