Synergistic Effects of Catechin or Ascorbic Acid on Antioxidative Activities of Hexane and Methanol Extracts from Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, and Ginger

Rosemary, Sage, Oregano와 Ginger의 메탄올과 헥산 추출물의 항산화 작용에 대한 카테킨과 아스코르브산의 상승 효과

  • Published : 2005.06.01


This study was peformed to investigate the synergistic effects of catechin and ascorbic acid on antioxidative activities of methanol and hexane extracts (500 ppm) from rosemary, sage, oregano, and ginger. Ascorbic acid (200 ppm) and (-)-catechin (200 ppm) could be solubilized in a rice bran oil via a reverse micelles using small amount of water and dioctyl sulfosuccinate as the sufactant. Methanol extracts from rosemary, sage, oregano, and ginger showed the synergistic effects by (-)-catechin. However, methanol extracts showed the synergistic effect by ascorbic acid except that of ginger. The synergistic effects of (-)-catechin on methanol extracts were higher than those of ascorbic acid. Hexane extracts of oregano and ginger showed the synergistic effects by (-)-catechin, and no synergistic effects by ascorbic acid. On the other hand, rosemary and sage showed the synergistic effects by ascorbic acid and no synergistic effects by (-)-catechin.


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