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Total Polyphenols, Total Flavonoid Contents, and Antioxidant Activity of Korean Natural and Medicinal Plants

자생식물과 생약자원 추출물의 폴리페놀, 플라보노이드 함량 및 항산화 활성 탐색

  • Kim, Eun-Jin (Department of Food and Nutrition, Graduate School, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Choi, Joo-Yeon (Department of Food and Nutrition, Graduate School, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Yu, Mi-Ri (Department of Food and Nutrition, Graduate School, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Mi-Young (Department of Food and Nutrition, Graduate School, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Hyun (Department of Integrative Plant Science, School of Bioresource and Bioscience, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Lee, Bog-Hieu (Department of Food and Nutrition, Graduate School, Chung-Ang University)
  • 김은진 (중앙대학교 대학원 식품영양학과) ;
  • 최주연 (중앙대학교 대학원 식품영양학과) ;
  • 유미리 (중앙대학교 대학원 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김미영 (중앙대학교 대학원 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이상현 (중앙대학교 생명자원공학부 식물시스템과학전공) ;
  • 이복희 (중앙대학교 대학원 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2012.02.02
  • Accepted : 2012.03.06
  • Published : 2012.06.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate total polyphenols, total flavonoid, and DPPH radical scavenging activity in 26 species of Korean natural plants and 14 species of medicinal plant extracts. The plant containing the highest total polyphenols and total flavonoids were Plantago asiatica, and Lespedeza cuneata G. Don, respectively. The content of polyphenols and flavonoids in natural plants was the highest in Lespedeza cuneata G. Don, which also demonstrated high DPPH radical scavenging activity. In medicinal plant extract, Saururus chinensis (Lour.) Baill and Artemisiae Asiaticae Herba had the highest level of total polyphenols (194.60 and 203.92 mg/g extract, respectively) and DPPH radical scavenging activity. Diospyros kaki Thunb and Dryopteris crassirhizoma did not contain high levels of total polyphenols (112.98, 121.46 mg/g extract, respectively) and flavonoids (46.10, 58.69 mg/g extract respectively), but DPPH radical scavenging activity was relatively high. Further study regarding plants that exhibit higher total polyphenols, total flavonoid, and DPPH radical scavenging activity is needed.

Keywords

natural plants;medicinal plants;antioxidant activity;polyphenols;flavonoid

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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