- Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Dentistry
- 日本歯科心身医学会雑誌 (ISSN:09136681)
- vol.9, no.2, pp.213-217, 1994-12-25 (Released:2011-09-20)
The effects of the chewing gum containing the extract from Hovenia dulcis Thunb.(H.gum) on reducing alcoholic smell in the breath of men after drinking alcohol, that is, beer (concentration of alcohol; 4.5%, 500m1), whisky (45%, 50m1, 4-fold dilution), and sake (15%, 180ml), were examined.When H. gum was chewed after drinking alcohol, the expiratory alcohol (ethanol) concentration was significantly reduced, alcoholic smell in the breath was almost suppressed in sensory test, the flushing was suppressed, and immediate recovery from the intoxcation was observed. These results indicate that chewing H. gum accelerates alcohol metabolism, and reduces alcohol and other components of alcoholic smell in the breath.