Anti-oxidant and Anti-obesity Effects of Red Pepper and Zanthoxylum schinifolium Ethanol Extract, Main Ingredient of Mara Source
마라소스 주원료인 고추 및 산초 에탄올추출물의 항산화 및 항비만 효과

Yeon-Hee Kong, Kum-Boo Choi, Tae-Seok Kim, Ik-Hyun Yeo
2013 Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition  
This study was performed to investigate anti-oxidant of red pepper and Zanthoxylum schinifolium ethanol extract, main ingredient of mara source. Anti-obesity effects of red pepper and Zanthoxylum schinifolium ethanol extract were investigated with mice fed high fat diet for 8 weeks. Sixty mice were classified to 6 groups of ND (normal diet), HFD (high fat diet), RP (high fat diet+red pepper (0.1 g/60 kg)), CP (high fat diet+Chinese pepper (0.1 g/60 kg)), RCP (high fat diet+red pepper : Chinese
more » ... d pepper : Chinese pepper=1:1 (0.1 g/60 kg)), HCA (high fat diet+HCA (0.1 g/60 kg)) experiments. This research showed that final weight, weight gain, food efficiency ratio, and river weight were decreased by the addition of red pepper and Zanthoxylum schinifolium ethanol extract comparing to those of HFD group. The plasma triglyceride and LDL cholesterol concentration of red pepper ethanol extract and Zanthoxylum schinifolium ethanol extract group was lower than that of high fat diet group. HDL-cholesterol concentration of red pepper ethanol extract and Zanthoxylum schinifolium ethanol extract group was higher than those of high fat diet group. These results suggested that red pepper and Zanthoxylum schinifolium ethanol extract might be useful for obesity control and good source of functional materials.
doi:10.3746/jkfn.2013.42.10.1544 fatcat:oprn4iexjbh53ghcigcz5gifwe