|Project Name||Development of a novel manufacturing technology for increasing active ingredients in red ginseng|
|Year||2013||Director||Dr. Jungyeob Ham|
Development of a novel manufacturing technology for increasing active ingredients in red ginseng
1. Research Content & Characteristic
O The goal of research is to develop a novel processing technology of red
ginseng using ultra-high frequency with high economy and high efficiency,
comparing with conventional process of ginseng. It consists of two parts:
- The active ingredients, Ginsenoside Rg3, Rk1 and Rg5 from red ginseng, has been
investigated in their biological activities. A conventional process has a limitation in large
scale process. Single component in red ginseng is imported and selling at the same price
- A novel process based on physical process using irradiation of ultra high frequency for 30
min can produce ginsenoside ingredients (Rg3, RK1 and Rg5) with 40 fold increase in
contents and minimized side-effect.
2. Scientific and Technological Value
O The ginseng processed by ultra high frequency contains more than 95% of major
ginsenoside components. Moreover, there is a possibility to develop as single
component product and natural product medicine.
O Although ultra high frequency is conventionally applied to chemical reaction and
heat/extraction of natural medicinal ingredients, this ultra high frequency is
applied for the chemical conversion of natural product second metabolites.
Furthermore, this technology will contribute to develop a high value product from
limited natural products in Korea.
3. Social and Economic Effect
O Vitalization of development of high value product in natural medicine/industrial
O Creation of new industrial field to develop natural medicine/industrial bio row
materials, based on combing with natural products and engineering technologies.
O Creation of industrial and farm profit based on development of high value
O Improvement of national health and the quality of life.
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