Establishment of Conditions for Hot Water Extraction of Camellia japonica leaves

동백나무(Camellia japonica) 잎의 열수추출 조건 확립

  • Published : 2006.12.31


We established the optimal conditions for the hot water extraction of Camellia japonica compounds based on the yield, the stability (observed by peak changes on an HPLC chromatogram), and the 1,1-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical-scavenging activity of the extracts. The extracts were prepared at $90^{\circ}C$ using six solution volumes (ranging from 100 mL to 600 mL), and four different extraction times (10, 30, 60, and 120 min). The results showed that increasing of the extraction volume elevated the radical-scavenging activity of the extracts; however, changes in volume had minimal affects on their yields and their stabilities. An increase in extraction time improved the compound yield; however, it reduced their stability and increased the deterioration of their radical-scavenging activity. Based on our results, we propose the following conditions to be optimal for the hot water extraction of dried C. japonica leaves: a water volume (mL) that is 60 times the weight (g) of the sample at a temperature of $90^{\circ}C$ for 30 min.


Camellia japonica;extraction conditions;antioxidative effect;hot water extraction;HPLC


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