Plant Diversity ›› 2000, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (03): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Chemical Constitutents from Tithonia diversifolia

ZHOU Hong,PENG Li-Yan,JIANG Bei,HOU Ai-Jun,LIN Zhong-Wen,SUN Han-Dong   

  1. Laboratory of Phytochemistry, Kunming Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204
  • Online:2000-06-25 Published:2000-06-25

Abstract: Tithonia diversifolia(Hemsl.) A. Gray (Compositae) is an American plant which has become naturalization in the south of China. In Yunnan, it is mainly distributed on small hills of torrid zone with an altitude from 500 to 1600 meters above sea level. The leaves have been used as an agent for subduing swelling, dissolving lumps and treating enteritis and gastritis in local folk medicine (云南省药材公司,1993). Previous report showed that T.diversifolia was rich in sesquiterpene lactones (Raghwendra et al, 1976). However, the plant distributed in Yunnan has not been studied yet......

Key words: Tithonia diversifolia, Sesquiterpene lactones