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Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 494–496 | Cite as

Flavonoids from Gnaphalium hypoleucum

  • Yun Sun
  • Yan Yang
  • Ping Zhu
  • Gao-xiong Rao
Article

Gnaphalium hypoleucum (Compositae), an ethnic medicinal herb, is distributed widely in Yunnan Province, China [1, 2, 3]. It is a popular edible herb. When the plants grow in large numbers, locals pick and prepare them as characteristic foods. They believe that these green foods can make people feel refreshed and alert. Moreover, in some Latin American countries, plants from the genus Gnaphalium are traditionally used for gastroenteric complaints [4, 5]. Here we study the chemical constituents of G. hypoleucum. The interesting part of the study was that more than 10 different flavonoids were found in this plant. It is known that this kind of low-molecular-weight polyphenols (quercetin, luteolin, apigenin, etc.) is highly effective in reversing age-related declines in memory via their ability to interact with the cellular and molecular architecture of the brain responsible for memory. Regular long-term flavonoid consumption may have a positive effect on memory and neuro-cognitive...

Keywords

MeOH Flavonoid Quercetin Rutin Luteolin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese MedicineKunmingP. R. China

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