The Inhibitory Effects of Portulaca oleracea L. on HCl-ethanol Induced Gastritis in Rats

염산-에탄올에 의해 유발된 흰쥐 위염에 대한 마치현의 억제 작용

  • Kim, Chae-Hyun (Dept. of Prescriptionology, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongshin University)
  • 김재현 (동신대학교 한의과대학 방제학교실)
  • Published : 2009.03.30


Objectives : The objective of this study was to examine the effects of P. oleracea into the HCl-ethanol induced gastritis in rats, and to isolate and determine the chemical compounds from P. oleracea. Methods : The rats were orally administered with crude extract or fractions or isolated compounds of P. oleracea 30 mins before the induction of gastric lesion by oral administration of HCl-ethanol. The gastric lesional area was measured using pixel counting software. Then the chemical compounds from P. oleracea was isolated and determined by LC-MS and NMR. Results : The inhibition effect of oral administration of crude extract of P. oleracea at a dose of 500 mg/kg in HCl-ethanol induced gastritis was similar to cimetidine. Then, aqueous fraction at a dose of 240 mg/kg exhibited the effects similar to cimetidine. Then, the aqueous fraction was further separated by MPLC and yielded four sub fractions. Among those sub fractions, agent II at a dose of 40 mg/kg possessed the strongest effect in the HCl-ethanol induced gastritis. The water fraction yielded-Uridine, Adenosine, Guanosine, which were characterized by Mass, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR. Conclusions : This study suggest that a P. oleracea and its compounds showed potent efficacy on the development of HCl-ethanol induced gastritis. Thus, P. olaracea can be a potential natural resource for the management of gastritis although the mechanism of action involved in the treatment remains to be explored.


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