Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 201–207 | Cite as

Antioxidant activity and contents of leaf extracts obtained from Dendropanax morbifera LEV are dependent on the collecting season and extraction conditions

  • Ji Sun Youn
  • Young-Jun Kim
  • Hye Jin Na
  • Hae Rim Jung
  • Chang Khil Song
  • So Young Kang
  • Ji Yeon KimEmail author


This study compared the antioxidant activity of extracts from Dendropanax morbifera (D. morbifera) Levillis leaves. The concentrations of flavonoids and polyphenols were measured in extracts of D. morbifera leaves. The antioxidant activities were examined by ABTS and DPPH radical scavenging activity and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP). Total flavonoid and polyphenol contents, and FRAP were highest in the 30% ethanol extract collected in May. The ABTS and DPPH radical scavenging activities were the highest in the 60% ethanol extract harvested in May. For investigating the relationship between antioxidant activity and specific polyphenols, rutin and chlorogenic acid of the polyphenol component were quantified by LC–MS/MS analysis. The concentrations of them were highest in the 60% ethanol extract collected in May, and showed positive correlations with antioxidant activities. The optimal extraction conditions to yield the most effective antioxidant activity were obtained using a 60% ethanol extraction solvent with samples collected in May.


Antioxidant activity Chlorogenic acid Dendropanax morbifera Flavonoids Rutin 



The results have been undertaken with the support from the Agency for Jeju Plant Resources Dendropanax.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologySeoul National University of Science and TechnologySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Korea Food Information InstituteDaeJeonKorea
  3. 3.Agency for Jeju Plant Resources DendropanaxJejuKorea

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