- Volume 28 Issue 6
Bangah, one of the herbs grown in Korea, was investigated for its antioxidant activity. The ether extracts of bangah herb was separated into neutral, phenolic, acidic and basic fractions and further separated into subfractions. Antioxidative activities were measured by hydrogen donating activity (HDA), peroxide value (POV), thiobarbituric acid (TBA) value and inhibition activity against lipid peroxidation of rat liver microsomes, The subfraction components were identified by GC/MS and NMR. Phenolic, though being very small in quantity, showed higher antioxidant activity at all assay system by hydrogen donating activity. POV, TBA value and inhibition activity against lipid peroxidation of rat liver microsomes. Five subfractions(P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4 and P-5) were fractionated from phenolic fraction of bangah herbs, and subfraction P-2 among them showed strong antioxidant activity on a level with BHT or gallic acid at each assay system. Four compounds (peak I, peak II, peak III and peak IV) were isolated by gas chromatogram of TMS derivatives of subfraction P-2 and thes compounds were confirmed to be phenolic substance having -OH and COOH group. There subfractions (N-1, N-2 and N-3) were fractionated from neutral fraction of bangah herbs, and subfraction N-2 among them showed highest antioxidant activity and inhibition activity against lipid peroxidation of rat liver microsomes. Subfraction N-2 was indentified to be estragole by H-NMR spectroscopy.