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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 582496, 7 pages -

Research Article

K-Herb Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 483 Expo-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea

College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Republic of Korea

Received 7 July 2015; Accepted 10 September 2015

Academic Editor: Deborah A. Kennedy

Copyright © 2015 Woo-Young Jeon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Curcuma aromatica is an herbal medicine and traditionally used for the treatment of various diseases in Asia. We investigated the effects of C. aromatica water extract CAW in the stomach of rats with ethanol-induced gastritis. Gastritis was induced in rats by intragastric administration of 5 mL-kg body weight of absolute ethanol. The CAW groups were given 250 or 500 mg of extract-kg 2 h before administration of ethanol, respectively. To determine the antioxidant effects of CAW, we determined the level of lipid peroxidation, the level of reduced glutathione GSH, the activities of catalase, degree of inflammation, and mucus production in the stomach. CAW reduced ethanol-induced inflammation and loss of epithelial cells and increased the mucus production in the stomach. CAW reduced the increase in lipid peroxidation associated with ethanol-induced gastritis 250 and 500 mg-kg, , resp. and increased mucosal GSH content 500 mg-kg, and the activity of catalase 250 and 500 mg-kg, , resp

CAW increased the production of prostaglandin E2. These findings suggest that CAW protects against ethanol-induced gastric mucosa injury by increasing antioxidant status. We suggest that CAW could be developed for the treatment of gastritis induced by alcohol.

Autor: Woo-Young Jeon, Mee-Young Lee, In-Sik Shin, Seong Eun Jin, and Hyekyung Ha



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