Effect of High Pressure and Steaming Extraction Processes on Ginsenosides Rg3 and Rh2 Contents of Cultured-Root in Wild Ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer)

초고압 증숙처리가 산삼배양근의 진세노사이드 Rg3와 Rh2의 함량에 미치는 영향

  • Choi, Woon-Yong (Department of Biomedical Materials Engineering, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Lee, Choon-Geun (Department of Biomedical Materials Engineering, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Seo, Yong-Chang (Department of Biomedical Materials Engineering, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Song, Chi-Ho (Department of Biomedical Materials Engineering, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Lim, Hye-Won (Shebah Biotech Co.) ;
  • Lee, Hyeon-Yong (Department of Teaics, Seo Won University)
  • 최운용 (강원대학교 의생명소재공학과) ;
  • 이춘근 (강원대학교 의생명소재공학과) ;
  • 서용창 (강원대학교 의생명소재공학과) ;
  • 송치호 (강원대학교 의생명소재공학과) ;
  • 임혜원 ((주)세바바이오텍) ;
  • 이현용 (서원대학교 차학과)
  • Received : 2012.07.26
  • Accepted : 2012.08.09
  • Published : 2012.08.30


This study was performed to enhance contents of low molecular weight ginsenoside Rh2 and Rg3 using an ultra high pressure and steaming process in wild cultured-Root in wild ginseng. For selective increase in contents of Rg3 and Rh2 in cultured wild ginseng roots, an ultra high extraction was applied at 500MPa for 20 min which was followed by steaming process at $90^{\circ}C$ for 12 hr. It was revealed that contents of ginsenosides, Rb1, Rb2, Rc and Rd, were decreased with the complex process described above, whereas contents of ginsenoside Rh2 and Rg3 were increased up to 4.918 mg/g and 6.115 mg/g, respectively. In addition, concentration of benzo[${\alpha}$]pyrene in extracts of the cultured wild ginseng roots treated by the complex process was 0.64 ppm but it was 0.78 ppm when it was treated with the steaming process. From the results, it was strongly suggested that low molecular weight ginsenosides, Rh2 and Rg3, are converted from Rb1, Rb2, Rc, and Rd which are easily broken down by an ultra high pressure and steaming process. This results indicate that an ultra high pressure and steaming process can selectively increase in contents of Rg3 and Rh2 in cultured wild ginseng roots and this process might enhance the utilization and values of cultured wild ginseng roots.


Supported by : 한국산업단지공단


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