Phenolic Components of the Aerial Parts of Achillea alpina

  • Qing Zhang
  • Qiqi Zhou
  • Changhong HuoEmail author
  • Yufang Wang
  • Yibing Wu
  • Manli Zhang
  • Ligeng Li
  • Shumin JinEmail author
  • Qingwen Shi
  • Yucheng Gu

Achillea alpina (Compositae family) is a perennial herb mainly distributed in the northern hemisphere such as China, Russia, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan [1]. A. alpina has been used as a traditional herbal medicine to treat acute inflammation and relieve pain by local people in China. It has also been used to prepare health tea and spice. Pharmacological studies showed that the extract of A. alpina had anti-inflammatory, sedative, and antipyretic effects. Some mono-, sesqui- and triterpenoids, lignans, flavonoids, amides, steroids, organic acids, and polyacetylene compounds have been reported from this plant [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11].

The aerial parts of A. alpina were collected in August 2010 from Jilin Province, China, and identified by Prof. Jianhua Wang, Pharmacognosy Laboratory, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hebei Medical University. A voucher specimen (NMC-2010-AA-1) has been deposited in our Herbarium.

Chemical investigation of the ethanol extract of the aerial parts...



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81872770), Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province of China (H2015206113) and Department of Education, Hebei Province (ZD2018088).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qing Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qiqi Zhou
    • 1
  • Changhong Huo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yufang Wang
    • 1
  • Yibing Wu
    • 1
  • Manli Zhang
    • 1
  • Ligeng Li
    • 1
  • Shumin Jin
    • 3
    Email author
  • Qingwen Shi
    • 1
  • Yucheng Gu
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Pharmaceutical SciencesHebei Medical UniversityShijiazhuangP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacy, Huangshi Central HospitalAffiliated Hospital of Hubei Polytechnic UniversityHuangshiP. R. China
  3. 3.First Hospital of Shijiazhuang CityShijiazhuangP. R. China
  4. 4.Syngenta Jealott′s Hill International Research CentreBracknellUnited Kingdom

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