In vitro and In vivo Anti-Helicobacter pylori Activities of Centella asiatica Leaf Extract

  • Zheng, Hong-Mei (Department of New Drug Development, College of Medicine, Inha University) ;
  • Choi, Myung-Joo (Department of New Drug Development, College of Medicine, Inha University) ;
  • Kim, Jae Min (National Center of Efficacy Evaluation for the Development of Health Products Targeting Digestive Disorder, Inha University Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Kye Wan (R&D Center, Dong Kook Pharm Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Park, Yu Hwa (R&D Center, Dong Kook Pharm Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Lee, Don Haeng (Department of New Drug Development, College of Medicine, Inha University)
  • 투고 : 2016.03.15
  • 심사 : 2016.06.27
  • 발행 : 2016.09.30


Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with an increased risk of developing upper gastrointestinal tract diseases. However, treatment failure is a major cause of concern mainly due to possible recurrence of infection, the side effects, and resistance to antibiotics. The aim of this study was to investigate the activities of Centella asiatica leaf extract (CAE) against H. pylori both in vitro and in vivo. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) against 55 clinically isolated strains of H. pylori were tested using an agar dilution method. The MICs of CAE ranged from 0.125 mg/mL to 8 mg/mL, effectiveness in inhibiting H. pylori growth was 2 mg/mL. The anti-H. pylori effects of CAE in vivo were also examined in H. pylori-infected C57BL/6 mice. CAE was orally administrated once daily for 3 weeks at doses of 50 mg/kg and 250 mg/kg. CAE at the 50 mg/kg dose significantly reduced H. pylori colonization in mice gastric mucosa. Our study provides novel insights into the therapeutic effects of CAE against H. pylori infection, and it suggests that CAE may be useful as an alternative therapy.


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