Dr. Rachel Bergerson
Ginseng is a herbal supplement that helps support the body’s immune system, which can be promoted to help improve physical performance and in combination with anticancer drugs (1). Ginseng contains many different active components including ginsenosides and ginseng polysaccharides which have contributed to anticancer effects (2). It was hypothesized that more concentration added to HeLa cells, will result in a decrease of cell viability and proliferation showing that Ginseng is effective against cancer. Three trials of CellTiter cytotoxicity screening assays were conducted to discover the cell viability for each of the four concentrations. Our results after the experiment supported that Ginseng contains anti-cancerous properties and reduces cell viability in HeLa cells when treated with higher amounts of concentration.