Phytochemical Investigation of Rumex Thyrsiflorus Fingerh.


In the course of our pharmacological screening of Polygonaceae species occurring in the Carpathian Basin the extracts prepared from the roots of Rumex thyrsiflorus showed promising antiproliferative, xanthine oxidase inhibitory and antibacterial activities. The present work deals with the isolation of compounds from the root of the plant. After multistep separation process, four compounds were obtained from the n-hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate soluble fractions of the methanol extract of the root. The structures of the isolated compounds were determined as 1-palmitoylglycerol, β-sitosterol, (–)-epicatechin, and procyanidin B5.


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Orbán-Gyapai, O., Forgo, P., Hohmann, J. et al. Phytochemical Investigation of Rumex Thyrsiflorus Fingerh.. BIOLOGIA FUTURA 68, 232–236 (2017).

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  • Rumex thyrsiflorus
  • Polygonaceae
  • phenolic compounds
  • procyanidin