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Phytoestrogen Extraction for Relaxation of Female Menopause Symptoms from Natural Products

천연물로부터 여성갱년기 증상완화를 위한 식물성 에스트로겐의 초음파 추출특성

  • Lee, Seung Bum (Department of Chemical Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Park, So Yeon (Department of Chemical Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Jeon, Gil Song (Department of Chemical Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Hong, In Kwon (Department of Chemical Engineering, Dankook University)
  • Received : 2016.03.04
  • Accepted : 2016.03.21
  • Published : 2016.04.10

Abstract

Phytoestrogens are one of quasi-estrogens which are not generated within the endocrine system, but consumed by intaking phytoestrogenic plants. Phytoestrogens, also called as "dietary estrogens", are various botanic chemical compound groups naturally occurring nonsteroidal plant compounds of spontaneous generation. Due to their structural similarities to estrogone, they may provide desirable health benefits for reducing the menopausal symptoms. In this paper, various phytoestrogens were extracted from sophora root, pomegranate and kudzu by ultrasonic extraction process. In this study, the amount of extracted phytoestrogens at various ultrasonic power strengths and extraction times were compared, which could be used as basic data in the study of biology and chemistry related to natural products.

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Supported by : 농림축산식품부

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