Antioxidative constituents fromBuddleia officinalis


Four flavonoids (1–4), a phenylethyl glycoside (5), and a phenylpropanoid glycoside (6) were isolated from the flowers ofBuddleia officinalis (Loganiaceae). Their structures were determined by chemical and spectral analysis. Among the isolated compounds, luteolin (1) and acteoside (6) exhibited the most potent antioxidative activity on the NBT superoxide scavenging assay. In addition, compounds1–6 revealed weak antifungal activity, and no hemolytic activity.

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Mei Shan, P., Mi -Ran, K., Dong Gun, L. et al. Antioxidative constituents fromBuddleia officinalis . Arch Pharm Res 26, 453 (2003).

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Key words

  • Buddleia officinalis
  • Antioxidant
  • NBT superoxide scavenging assay
  • Antifungal activity