Differences in the volatile compositions of ginseng species (Panax sp.)

In Hee Cho, Hyun Jeong Lee, Young Suk Kim

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Abstract

The volatile compositions in dried white ginseng according to species (Panax ginseng, Panax notoginseng, and Panax quinquefolius) were analyzed and compared by applying multivariate statistical techniques to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data sets. Main volatile compounds of ginseng species in the present study were sesquiterpenes, such as bicyclogermacrene, (E)-β-farnesene, β-panasinsene, calarene, α-humulene, β-elemene, etc. In particular, α-selinene, α-terpinolene, β-bisabolene, β-phellandrene, β-sesquiphellandrene, zingiberene, germacrene D, limonene, α-gurjunene, (E)-caryophyllene, δ-cadinene, (E)-β-farnesene, α-humulene, bicyclogermacrene, longiborn-8-ene, β-neoclovene, and (+)-spathulenol were mainly associated with the difference between P. ginseng and P. notoginseng versus P. quinquefolius species. On the other hand, the discrimination between P. ginseng and P. notoginseng could be constructed by hexanal, 2-pyrrolidinone, (E)-2-heptenal, (E)-2-octenal, heptanal, isospathulenol, (E,E)-2,4-decadienal, 3-octen-2-one, benzaldehyde, 2-pentylfuran, and (E)-2-nonenal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7616-7622
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volume60
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Aug 2012

Keywords

  • gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • Ginseng species (Panax sp.)
  • hierachical cluster analysis
  • principal component analysis
  • volatile composition

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