Inhibitory effect of medicinal plant extracts on xanthine oxidase activity

약용식물 추출물의 xanthine oxidase 활성 저해 효과

  • Received : 2019.07.30
  • Accepted : 2019.08.26
  • Published : 2019.09.30


This study was performed to certify the inhibitory effect of aqueous extracts from sixty-seven medicinal plants on the activity of xanthine oxidase in vitro. Among the sixty-seven medicinal plants, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, Citrus aurantium L., Polygonum multiflorum Thunb., Pueraria thunbergiana (Sieb. et Zucc.) Benth., Citrus unshiu Marcor., Rubus coreanus Miquel, Camellia sinensis L., and Poncirus trifoliata Raf. were regarded as effective anti-gout sources. The active substances of P. multiflorum root extract were very stable at pH 2.0 and high temperatures. Xanthine oxidase activity was proportionally inhibited when concentrations of P. multiflorum extract increased. The aqueous extract from P. multiflorum root at a concentration of 2.0 mg/0.1 mL inhibited xanthine oxidase by 73.8%.


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