Estrogenic effects of various extracts from Chamdanggui (Angelica gigas Nakai) and sogdan (Phlomis umbrosa Turcz)

  • In Young Bae
  • Ji Yeon Lee
  • Bo-Yeon Kwak
  • Hyeon Gyu Lee
Research Article


The various extracts from chamdanggui (Angelica gigas Nakai) and sogdan (Phlomis umbrosa Turcz) were evaluated for estrogenic activity and characterized according to HPLC profile. Chamdanggui and sogdan were individually extracted with 4 solvents (hot water, 70% ethanol, n-butanol, and dichloromethane) of differing polarities. Estrogenic activity was determined by E-screen using an estrogen-dependent MCF-7 BUS cell. Although almost all extracts showed estrogenic effects in a concentrationdependent manner, the hot water extract from chamdanggui (250 μg/mL) had the higher effect (138%). Among 90 fractions using HPLC separation of the hot water extract from chamdanggui, fraction 21 and 28 produced the highest estrogenic effects of 178 and 163% at 10 μg/mL, respectively. The results imply that the hot water extract from chamdanggui could be useful as an alternative hormone replacement therapy.


Angelica gigas Nakai Phlomis umbrosa Turcz estrogenic effect MCF-7 BUS cell 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • In Young Bae
    • 1
  • Ji Yeon Lee
    • 1
  • Bo-Yeon Kwak
    • 2
  • Hyeon Gyu Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food and NutritionHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Herbal Hormone Research InstituteNaturalendo Tech Co., Ltd.SeoulKorea

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