Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 1027–1028 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents of Zanthoxylum armatum. II

  • Su-bei Tan
  • Tao GuoEmail author
  • Xiao-feng Tang
  • Tong-tong Song
  • Ya Wang

Zanthoxylum armatum DC., a common wild species in the genus Zanthoxylum, is distributed mainly in southeast and southwest of China and cultivated in some areas of China. Z. armatum is a famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treatment of acute appendicitis and abdominal pain. Its whole plant has the smell of Z. bungeanum (called Huajiao in China). The hemp, bitter, and spicy parts of Z. armatum are more powerful than that of Z. bungeanum. Among fruit, leaf, peel, and stem of Z. armatum, the spicy taste of peel is the strongest. The fruit of Z. armatum is also widely used as seasoning in East Asia and as a substitute for Z. bungeanum at Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi in China. Modern pharmacological studies demonstrated that Z. armatum possessed antispasmodic [1], analgesic and anti-inflammatory [2], antimicrobial, antioxidant, antidiabetic [3], antitumor [4], hepatoprotective [5], and anthelmintic [6] activities. Previous phytochemical investigations has led to the isolation...



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 81360476).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Su-bei Tan
    • 1
  • Tao Guo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiao-feng Tang
    • 1
  • Tong-tong Song
    • 1
  • Ya Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life Science and EngineeringLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouP. R. China

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