Free Radical Scavenging and Hepatoprotective Effects of Osumokkya-tang

오수목과탕(吳茱木瓜湯)의 자유(自由)라디칼 소거활성(演去活性) 및 肝(간) 세포(細胞) 보호효과(保護效果)

  • 정옥삼 (태화당 한의원) ;
  • 윤용갑 (원광대학교 한의과대학 방제학교실) ;
  • 김윤철 (원광대학교 약학대학 약학과)
  • Published : 2005.12.31


In order to find the new hepatoprotective agents preliminary screening of twelve prescriptions which have been used for the treatment of hepatic disease in Oriental traditional medicine has been carried out. Both DPPH free radical scavenging and hepatoprotective effect on tacrine-induced cytotoxicity in Hep G2 cells are performed. Osumokkya-tang which is one of the prescription belongs to interior-warming properties showed the DPPH free radical scavenging effect as well as hepatoprotective activity significantly. It is also suggested that its hepatoprotective effect is derived from Chaenomelis Fructus.