By Colin W. Wright
A entire review of this genus, Artemisia examines all points of the herbs makes use of and functions, its mode of motion and medical significance. Following a finished creation to the genus, the booklet discusses the botanical, phytochemical and organic facets of a couple of very important species of Artemisis. for the reason that the invention of artemisinin, a hugely energetic antimalarial agent from the chinese language herb A. annua is of substantial significance, this quantity devotes numerous chapters to the conventional makes use of, cultivation and phytochemistry of this species and to the improvement of artemisinin-derived antimalarial brokers, their mode of motion and scientific use.
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Matricarin and hanphyllin were found in A. argvi, parishin B and C in A. , 1987), six new eudesmanolides closely related to taurin were extracted from A. , 1988), two new eudesmanolides were obtained from A. , 1990), a new germacranolide and a novel germacranolide dimer were found in A. , 1991), whereas frigins A, B and C were isolated from A. frigida (Konovalova and Sheichenko 1991). The aerial parts of A. glabella, a perennial plant widespread on the Kazakh dry steppe hills, contain the sesquiterpene lactones arglabin (Fig.
Abrotanum A. chamaemelifolia high trans nerolidol and carvacrol Tree diagram of the Cluster Analysis calculated on the data matrix of Table 4. Two main clusters are evident: one consisting of high a-thujone species and the other made of several minor subclusters. See comments on text. From Mucciarelli et al. 1995. Figure 2 However, the most important group of sesquiterpenes found in the tribe Anthemideae is represented by the sesquiterpene lactones. These molecules have been extensively investigated in the genus Artemisia in chemotaxonomic and other studies.
Santolina, luteolin from A. afra, chrysoeriol from A. mesatlantica, nepetin from A. afra, cirsiliol from A. campestris, eupatilin from A. judaica, tricin from A. mesatlantica, and an acerosin derivative from A. herba-alba. Aerial parts of A. monosperma contained acacetin-7-glycoside, whereas luteolin-3'-glycoside was found in A. judaica. Isovitexin was isolated from A. herba-alba, whereas neoschaftoside and neoisoschaftoside were extracted from A. judaica. The flavonols kumatakenin, axillarin and casticin were isolated from A.
Artemisia (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles) by Colin W. Wright