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


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.

식물성 에스트로겐은 내분비계에서 생성되지 않고 식물성 에스트로겐 식물을 먹음으로써 소비되는 유사에스트로겐이다. "식이 에스트로겐"으로도 불리는 식물성 에스트로겐은 자연적으로 발생하는 다양한 식물성 화합물 그룹이며, 에스트로겐과 구조적인 유사성 때문에 갱년기 증상을 감소시킴으로써 건강 증진에 기여할 수 있을 것이다. 본 연구에서는 다양한 식물성 에스트로겐을 고삼, 석류, 칡으로부터 초음파공정을 이용하여 추출하였다. 다양한 초음파세기와 추출시간에서 식물성 에스트로겐의 추출 양을 비교하였다. 이로부터 얻은 결과는 천연물과 관련된 생화학적 연구에 기본적인 정보를 제공할 수 있을 것이다.



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