Compound in Panax pseudoginseng demonstrates
Trilinolein, a compound isolated from the Chinese herb sanchi
(Panax pseudoginseng), demonstrated concentration-dependent
antioxidant effects in enhanced chemiluminescence tests for oxygen
free radical scavenging effects. The researchers speculate that
sanchi's antioxidant activity may provide scientific support for
its traditional use in treating circulatory system disorders.
Results of an earlier study in rats showed that trilinolein suppressed
cardiac arrhythmias during ischemia (oxygen deprivation) and reperfusion
and protected the heart muscle from injury due to ischemia. Chan
P, Tomlinson B. Antioxidant effects of Chinese traditional medicine:
focus on trilinolein isolated from the Chinese herb sanchi (Panax
pseudoginseng). J Clin Pharmacol 2000; 40: 457-461.
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