A new sesquiterpene from Artemisia vulgaris

  • Consolacion Y. RagasaEmail author
  • Jenny P. de Jesus
  • Mary Jane Apuada
  • John A. Rideout
Natural Medicine Note


The dichloromethane extract of the air-dried leaves of Artemisia vulgaris afforded a new sesquiterpene 1, caryophyllene oxide, phytyl fatty acid esters, squalene, stigmasterol and sitosterol. The structure of 1 was elucidated by extensive one- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


Caryophyllene oxide Artemisia vulgaris Asteraceae Sesquiterpene 



A research grant from the National Research Council of the Philippines is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Consolacion Y. Ragasa
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jenny P. de Jesus
    • 1
  • Mary Jane Apuada
    • 1
  • John A. Rideout
    • 3
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentDe La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.Center for Natural Sciences and Ecological ResearchDe La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines
  3. 3.Department of Molecular and Life SciencesCentral Queensland UniversityRockhamptonAustralia

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