Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 875–879

Effect of combined extract of Hansogdan (Phlomis umbrosa) and Dalgaebi (Commelina communis) as a milk additive for enhancing the growth of physical height in vivo

  • Jae Kyung Lee
  • Dong-guk Lee
  • Bo-Yeon Kwak
  • Jae Soo Kim
  • Kwontaek Yi
Research Article

Abstract

Three different dosage groups for the mixed plant extract of hansogdan (Phlomis umbrosa) and dalgaebi (Commelina communis) (5, 25, and 100 mg/kg/day respectively) were evaluated in rats for the investigation of the enhancement of growth of physical height as a milk additive. Comparing to control group, the nose-to-tail (N-T) length was significantly increased in all treatment groups with a dose dependent manner, nose-to-anus (N-A) length was increased significantly in 25 and 100 mg/kg groups, the increase in both N-T and N-A lengths in 100 mg/kg group was almost same to that of positive group, and the femoral bone length in 25 mg/kg group was significantly increased. In result, the consumption of the mixed extract with milk could stimulate the longitudinal growth and that the addition of the mixed herbal extract into the milk could be more effective than milk itself in terms of the growth of physical height in rats.

Keywords

Phlomis umbrosa Commelina communis longitudinal growth nose-to-tail growth nose-to-anus growth 

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© The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology and Springer Netherlands 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae Kyung Lee
    • 1
  • Dong-guk Lee
    • 1
  • Bo-Yeon Kwak
    • 1
  • Jae Soo Kim
    • 1
  • Kwontaek Yi
    • 1
  1. 1.Herbal Hormone Research Institute Naturalendo Tech Co.Seongnam, GyeonggiKorea

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