Ga Hwa Welfood Co.

Gyeonggi, South Korea

Ga Hwa Welfood Co.

Gyeonggi, South Korea
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Kim S.-J.,Pusan National University | Kim S.-H.,Dong Ju College | Lim Y.-I.,Sungshin Women's University | Kim Y.-G.,Ga Hwa Welfood Co | Park K.-Y.,Pusan National University
Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition | Year: 2014

The purpose of this study was to examine the anti-inflammatory effects of ginger and processed (Beopje) ginger on colitis induced by 2.5% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) in Balb/c mice. Beopje means a process that herbal medicines are treated by a specific Korean traditional method in order to obtain better pharmacological effects. Mice were fed saline or two different doses of ethanol extracts (ginger and processed (Beopje) ginger) once a day for 14 days. Colitis was induced from day 7 to 14 via administration of 2.5% DSS in drinking water. Experimental animals were divided into four groups: Nor (Normal, 200 μL of saline without 2.5% DSS-treated group), Con (Control, 200 μL of saline and 2.5% DSS treated group), G (500 mg/kg of ginger and 2.5% DSS treated group), and BG (500 mg/kg of Beopje ginger and 2.5% DSS treated group). Body weights of both ginger-administered groups increased compared to the control. Colon length increased to 7.6, and 8.0 cm in the G and BG groups, respectively, whereas that of control was 5.7 cm. Histological colon injury induced by DSS-induced colitis was reduced (P<0.05). In serum and DSS-treated colon tissues, mRNA expression levels of IFN-γ, IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-12 of the Beopje ginger-treated group were significantly suppressed compared to those of the ginger-treated groups. Expression levels of iNOS and COX-2 of the Beopje ginger-treated group were significantly reduced compared to those of the ginger-treated groups (P<0.05), and BG showed stronger anti-inflammatory effects on colitis. These results indicated that ginger exerted anti-inflammatory effects on DSS-induced colitis in mice, and its effects could be increased through Beopje.


Kim S.-J.,Pusan National University | Kim Y.-G.,Ga Hwa Welfood Co. | Park K.-Y.,Pusan National University
Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition | Year: 2012

This study examined the protective effects of ginger and processed (Beopje) ginger extracts on gastritis induced by HCl-ethanol in SD-rats. Beopje (or Poje) is a branch of herbal medicines processed using a Korean traditional method to achieve specific pharmacological effects. Gastric lesions were induced in the rats by a treatment of 1 mL of HCl-ethanol (60% ethanol+150 mM HCl). The rats were divided into seven groups: Normal (1 mL of saline without HCl-ethanol treated group), Control (HCl-ethanol treated group), GL (35 mg/kg of ginger treated group), BGL (35 mg/kg of Beopje ginger treated group), GH (350 mg/kg of ginger treated group), BGH (350 mg/kg of Beopje ginger treated group) and Cimetidine (80 mg/kg of cimetidine treated group). The gastric injury inhibition rate was 40.2% and 64.9% in GL and BGL and 68.4% and 99.6% in GH and BGH respectively, showing significantly lower rates than the control (p<0.05). The level of gastric juice secretion decreased significantly in all ginger administered groups. The pH of the gastric juices of BGH increased and the acidity of BGH and cimetidine decreased significantly (p<0.05) compared to the other groups. Beopje ginger had stronger inhibitory effects on gastritis than ginger without the Beopje process. The protective effect on gastritis by the ginger and Beopje ginger extracts increased in a dose-dependent manner (p<0.05). These results suggest that ginger has inhibitory effects on HCl-ethanol induced gastritis in rats that can be improved through the Beopje process.

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