To determine the inhibition of mushroom tyrosinase activity, fresh and dried mugwort, Artemisia princeps was extracted initially with water and ethyl alcohol, and subsequently with hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate in that order. The highest yield was obtained from the ethyl acetate (15.2%) and hexane (15.5%) fraction of the ethanolic extract of fresh and dried mugwort, respectively. For all fractions tested, the inhibition of tyrosinase activity by fresh mugwort was higher than that of dried mugwort, and the inhibition ratio of tyrosinase activity was 98.9% in the chloroform fraction and 96.7% in the hexane fraction.
Melanin 생합성에 관련된 tyrosinase 저해활성올 생 쑥과 건조 쑥 용매 추출물로부터 검색하였다. 쑥은 ethanol, hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate 용매 및 열수 추출을 하였고, 생 쑥의 ethanol 추출물의 ethyl acetate 분획과 건조 쑥의 ethan야 추출물의 hexane 분획에서 회수올은 각각 15.2%와 15.5%로 가장 높았다. 각 용매 추출물의 tyrosinase 활성 저해율은 건조 쑥 추출불보다 생 쑥 추출울이 더 높았고, 생 쑥의 ethanol 추출물의 chloroform 분획과 hexane 분획에서 각각 98.9%와 9 96.7%로 큰 저해활성을 가졌다.