Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 632–633 | Cite as

Phenolcarboxylic acids from Myosotis krylovii and M. palustris

  • Yu. V. Shinkarenko
  • V. G. Vasil′ev
Brief Communications

Species of the genus Myosotis L. are not used in official medicine. However, the decoction of the herb M. imitata Serg. is used internally in Yakutia folk medicine for tuberculosis. M. arvensis (L.) Hill is used for these same purposes in western European countries [1]. The aerial part of M. arvensis and M. palustris L. is used as a powder or juice for malignant tumors of the oral cavity and sex organs [2].

Phenolcarboxylic (polyphenolic) acids were first observed in species of the family Boraginaceae during a study of the medicinal action of the American species Lithospermum ruderale Dougl. ex Lehm. [3]. The observation of lithospermic, cinnamic, caffeic, chlorogenic, and p-coumaric acids and their derivatives is most often reported for representatives of the family Boraginaceae [4]. Phenolcarboxylic acids in species of the genus Myosotis have not been studied.

Phenolcarboxylic acids possess antimutagenic properties, strengthen the immune system, and are effective diuretics....


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Siberian Botanical Garden, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirsk-90, ul. Zolotodolinskaya, 101Russia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirsk, prosp. Akad. Lavrent′eva, 9Russia

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