Antioxidative properties of traditional herbal medicines and the application of comet assay on antioxidative study
Ginseng, Antioxidant, DNA, Herbs, Comet assay
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in single herb or formula prescription has been used for thousands of years. Many of them possess antioxidant activity and the activity may contribute the therapeutic effect. This paper would review the relationship of traditional herbal medicine and antioxidant with particular reference to ginseng. This medicinal herb has been used worldwide with extensive tonic effect. The comet assay, a technique for DNA protecting and damaging investigation would be introduced and the application of comet assay on TCM would be discussed.
Szeto, Y.,Wong, K.,Kalle, W.,& Pak, S. (2013). Antioxidative properties of traditional herbal medicines and the application of comet assay on antioxidative study. TANG, 3 (3), e22. http://dx.doi.org/10.5667/tang.2013.0016