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Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 295–296 | Cite as

Chemical constituents of the methanol extract of hairy roots of Physalis ixocarpa

  • J. Kaluzna-Czaplinska
  • K. Bergier
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Physalis ixocarpa Brot. (synonym Physalis philadelphica Lam.) from the family Solanaceae is an annual, edible plant native to Mexico and Central America. Their fruits are a very popular diet component in those countries and southern regions of the United States, where they are used in chili sauce and dressings for tacos and enchiladas [1]. Besides its taste value, P. ixocarpa contains biologically active substances like withanolides with cytotoxic activity [2] and calystegines, known as selective inhibitors of glycosidases [3]. Extracts from this plant have been used to cure stomach disorder, for purifying blood, as an antidote against local poison, and in folk medicine to treat sore throat and fever [4]. Chemical studies show that tropane alkaloids and flavonoids are minor secondary compounds isolated from other species of this plants besides withanolides [5]. The chemical composition of the methanol extract of hairy roots of P. ixocarpais reported for the first time in the present...

Keywords

PDMS Polydimethylsiloxane Hairy Root Methanol Extract Solid Phase Microextraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of General and Ecological ChemistryTechnical UniversityLodzPoland
  2. 2.Department of Plant Physiology and BiochemistryUniversity of LodzLodzPoland

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