Antioxidative properties of traditional herbal medicines and the application of comet assay on antioxidative study

Yim Tong Szeto, Kam Shing Wong, Wouter Kalle, Sokcheon Pak

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Abstract

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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalTang
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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