Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 332–335 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents of Polygonum capitatum

  • Yang Yang
  • Zhi-Jun Wu
  • Wan-Sheng Chen

Polygonum capitatum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, named Touhualiao in Chinese, is a perennial herb plant of Polygonaceae. It is widely distributed in Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, and Guizhou Provinces of China [1]. The whole plants of P. capitatum have been used in Chinese folk medicine to treat infections of the urinary system, hematuria, pyelonephritis, eczema, diarrhea, and dysentery [2, 3]. The main chemical constituents of P. capitatum are volatile oils [4], liposoluble compounds [5, 6], butyl glycosides [6], lignans [7], phenolic acids [8, 9], and flavonoids [9, 10, 11, 12], which have been reported previously. In our chemical study of this plant, 27 compounds were isolated from the whole plants of P. capitatum.

The whole plants of P. capitatumwere collected in Shibing County, Guizhou Province of China in September 2007 and identified by Prof. Zhang Hanming, Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University. A voucher specimen was deposited in the...


Catechin CD3OD Epicatechin Emodin Protocatechuic Acid 
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This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of the People_s Republic of China (Grant Nos. 81274032 and 81325024) and the Scientific Foundation of Shanghai (Grant No. 11DZ1971301).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pharmacy, Changzheng HospitalSecond Military Medical UniversityShanghaiP. R. China
  2. 2.The 97th Hospital of PLAXuzhouP. R. China

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