Red Root Ginseng
Red Root Ginseng (Panax ginseng
) is a popular herbal plant widely used for its variety of effects in both traditional and research-based medicines.
Panaxydol, one of the main compounds in P. ginseng
was shown to suppress in vivo
tumor growth in syngeneic and xenogeneic mouse tumor models.
Protection against oxidative stress
A study conducted on 120 chickens by Yu J et al, 2015 showed that ginseng stem-leaf saponins significantly inhibited cyclophosphamide-induced oxidative stress by increasing the organ indices, total antioxidant capacity, and the levels of glutathione, ascorbic acid, and ?-tocopherol, while elevating the activity of total superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase, as well as decreasing the protein carbonyl content and malondialdehyde. The chickens were provided between 2.5- 10 mg/kg BW of gingseng stem-leaf saponins added to their drinking water daily, for a seven day period.
Orally administering ginseng stem-and-leaf saponins (GSLS) at a dose of 5 mg/kg of BW for 7 days following intramuscular injection with the inactivated Newcastle disease (ND)
or Avian influenza (AI) vaccine, caused an increase in the antibody level against ND and AI in the serum of chickens.