Antioxidative Effect of Ethanol Extract for 5 Kinds of Spice

5종의 향신료 에탄올 추출물의 항산화 효과

  • Published : 2004.11.01


This study was performed to investigate the antioxidative effect of ethanol extracts of 5 spices. They were separately extracted in ethanol from dried samples at room temperature, and freeze-dried. In vitro testing were conducted by DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl) radical scavenging activity, inhibition of iron-induced linoleate peroxidation and the inhibition of malondialdehyde (MDA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) conjugation reaction. The ethanol extracts of clove (92.9%) and cinnamon (89.9%) showed the most effective results among five spices in the DPPH radical scavenging capacities. The inhibition rate of ethanol extract of clove on the lipid peroxidation was 55.8%. The ethanol extracts of mustard, wasabi and black pepper were effective in the inhibition of MDA and BSA conjugation reaction showing 73.2%, 72.2% and 61.6%, respectively. These results suggest that five spices tested in this study may enhance the antioxidative capacity, although the results were different according to the assay method and sample.


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