Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 169–172 | Cite as

Constituent Composition and Biological Activity of Essential Oil from Pimpinella thellungiana

  • E. M. SuleimenEmail author
  • Zh. A. Ibataev
  • Zh. B. Iskakova
  • R. V. Dudkin
  • P. G. Gorovoi
  • E. V. Aistova

The east-Asian species Pimpinella thellungiana H. Wolff (pimpernel) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) that is indigenous to Amur Oblast, Khabarovsky Krai (Priamurye), eastern Siberia (Dauriya), Mongolia, and central and northeastern China (Manchuria) and has spread to Primorsky Krai [1, 2]. The variety P. thellungiana H. Wolff var. gustavohegiana (Koidz.) Kitam. grows in the mountains of Japan and was described as the species P. gustavohegiana Koidz. [3].

All parts of the plant contain coumarins, steroids, and flavonoids [2, 3, 4]. Extracts of roots of P. thellungiana contained several phenolic acids including thellungianins A-H, which exhibited weak hypotensive activity [5, 6, 7]. Roots of P. thellungiana are considered in Chinese medicine to strengthen the stomach and are used for inflammations of the oral cavity, gallstones, and mucous membrane catarrhal conditions [4].

Herein, the composition, cytotoxicity, and antiradical activity of essential...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Suleimen
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Zh. A. Ibataev
    • 1
    • 3
  • Zh. B. Iskakova
    • 1
    • 4
  • R. V. Dudkin
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
  • P. G. Gorovoi
    • 5
  • E. V. Aistova
    • 8
  1. 1.Institute of Applied ChemistryL. N. Gumilev Eurasian National UniversityAstanaKazakhstan
  2. 2.Nazarbaev University, School of Science and TechnologyAstanaKazakhstan
  3. 3.S. Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical UniversityAstanaKazakhstan
  4. 4.Kazakh University of Technology and BusinessAstanaKazakhstan
  5. 5.G. B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far-East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  6. 6.Botanical Garden-Institute, Far-East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  7. 7.Far-East Federal UniversityVladivostokRussia
  8. 8.Amur Branch, Botanical Garden-Institute, Far-East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesBlagoveshchenskRussia

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