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Determination of Mineral and Trace Elements in Ganoderma Lucidum Consumed in China, Vietnam and Korea

  • Published : 2007.01.31

Abstract

The concentrations of fourteen mineral and trace elements (Al, Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Se, Ba, Co, Cu, V, Pb, Hg, Cd and As) were determined in Ganoderma Lucidum and their infusions consumed for medical purposes collected from Vietnam, China and some places in Korea. Concentrated acid digestion procedure was applied under optimized conditions for dissolution of these medicinal fungi. Element concentrations in these fungi and their in-fusions were then determined by ICP-AES. The mineral and trace element content of these samples and their in-fusions showed a wide variability However, distribution of some elements in the infusions is not high.

Keywords

Ganoderma lucidum;ICP-AES;Mineral and trace elements;Medicinal herbs

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