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

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...


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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