Isolation and Characterization of Antioxidant Components in Epimedium koreanum NAKAI extract

음양곽 추출물 중의 항산화성분의 분리 및 성질

  • Published : 1992.12.01

Abstract

The antioxidant activities of Epimedium koreanum N. methanol extract on the oxidation of fats and oils were studied by measuring peroxide values during storage at $75^{\circ}C$. The methanol extract showed high antioxidant activity on the oxidation of lard and corn oil, and the antioxidant effectiveness increased as the concentrations of the extract in lard increased. After heating the extract at $180^{\circ}C$ for 120 min, the heat-treated extract exhibited above 66% of the original antioxidant effectiveness on the oxidation of lard during storage at $75^{\circ}C$. Epimedium koreanum N. extract, however, accelerated the oxidation of soybean oil during storage under irradiation of ultraviolet light. The main antioxidant components in Epimedium koreanum N. extract seemed to be tocopherols and flavonoids. The contents of ${\alpha}$, ${\beta}$, ${\gamma}$ and ${\delta}-tocopherol$ in the extract were 21.61, 1.48, 5.50 and 3.75 mg%, respectively.

Keywords

antioxidant activity;Epimedium koreanum N.;tocopherols;flavonoids