Functional role of ginseng-derived compounds in cancer

Ginseng is a natural product best known for its curative properties in diverse physiological processes such as cancers, neurodegenerative disorders, hypertension and maintenance of hemostasis in the immune system. In previous decades, there have been some promising studies into the pharmacology and chemistry of ginseng components and the relationship between their structure and function. The emerging use of modified ginseng and development of new compounds from ginseng for clinical studies have been a topic of study for many researchers.