Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 146–147 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents of Amaranthus viridis

  • C. Y. RagasaEmail author
  • J. P. M. Austria
  • A. F. Subosa
  • O. B. Torres
  • C.-C. Shen

Amaranthus viridis L., known in the Philippines as Spinach Tagalog and Kolitis, is sold in the market as vegetable. It is reported to exhibit antiviral and anticancer properties [1] and antinociceptive activity [2]. Another study reported that after treatment with A. viridis methanol extract, normal and streptozotocin induced diabetic rats exhibited a significant increase in body weight and a decrease in blood glucose, total cholesterol, and serum triglycerides [3]. A recent study reported that methanol extracts of A. viridis showed considerable antimicrobial activity against selected bacterial and fungal strains with MIC ranging from 179–645 μg/mL. The seed extracts exhibited superior antioxidant and antimicrobial activity [4]. Earlier studies reported the isolation of quercetin and lutein [5] and rutin and β-carotene [6] from A. viridis. Another study reported the isolation of amasterol, an ecdysone precursor and a growth inhibitor, from the roots of A. viridis [7]. We report herein...


Quercetin Petroleum Ether Rutin EtOAc Vanillin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Y. Ragasa
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. P. M. Austria
    • 1
  • A. F. Subosa
    • 1
  • O. B. Torres
    • 1
  • C.-C. Shen
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemistry Department and Center for Natural Sciences and Ecological ResearchDe La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.National Research Institute of Chinese MedicineTaipeiTaiwan

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