苦丁茶の成分と機能性  [in Japanese] Health science of ku-ding-cha  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 根岸 紀 Negishi Osamu
    • 筑波大学大学院生命環境科学研究科 Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Abstract

  This paper describes the physiological functions of ku-ding-cha, a traditional bitter tea beverage that has been consumed in South China for a long time. Ku-ding-cha made from species in the genus <I>Ilex</I>, Aquifoliaceae and the genus <I>Ligustrum</I>, Oleaceae have been used in China as a diuretic and remedy for sore throat, weight loss and hypertension. Recent studies have demonstrated that triterpenes and triterpenoid glycosides in ku-ding-cha from the genus <I>Ilex</I> exhibit anti-arteriosclerosis, anti-obesity, anti-allergy and anti-cancer effects, and that phenylpropanoid glycosyl esters of phenylethanoid glycosides in ku-ding-cha from the genus <I>Ligustrum</I> exhibit anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, hepato-protective and anti-proliferative activities. Similar effects to those described above of the phenylethanoid glycosides and tea catechins are expected from ku-ding-cha of the genus <I>Ilex</I>, which contains a large amount of chlorogenic acids. We also demonstrated that ku-ding-cha has the ability to capture allyl mercaptan and allyl methyl sulfide <I>in vivo</I>. In conclusion, further investigations are necessary to more effectively use ku-ding-cha for maintaining our health.

Journal

  • Journal for the Integrated Study of Dietary Habits

    Journal for the Integrated Study of Dietary Habits 18(1), 25-31, 2007

    THE JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE INTEGRATED STUDY OF DIETARY HABITS

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004936292
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11804821
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1346-9770
  • NDL Article ID
    8873297
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZE16(社会・労働--家事・家政--学術誌)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z71-F860
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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