Xanthones from Swertia punctata

Nebojša Menkovi, Katarina Šavikin-Fodulovi, Vanja Bulatovi, Ivana Aljanči, Nenad Jurani, Slobodan Macura, Vlatka Vajs, Slobodan Milosavljevi

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Isolation of 1-O-primeverosyl-3,8-dihydroxy-5-methoxyxanthone and 1-O-gentiobiosyl-3,7-dimethoxy-8-hydroxyxanthone, along with five known xanthones, isobellidifolin, methylbellidifolin, isoswertianin, methylswertianin and norswertianin-1-O-β-D-glucoside, from the roots of Swertia punctata is reported. In the aerial parts four xanthones, bellidifolin, methylbellidifolin, swertianolin and mangiferin, and flavone-C-glucoside, isoorientin were identified. The chemotaxonomic and pharmacological significance of these results is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6986
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • 1-O-Gentiobiosyl-3,7-dimethoxy-8-hydroxyxanthone
  • 1-O-Primeverosyl-3,8-dihydroxy-5- methoxyxanthone
  • Gentianaceae
  • Swertia punctata
  • Tetraoxygenated xanthones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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    Menkovi, N., Šavikin-Fodulovi, K., Bulatovi, V., Aljanči, I., Jurani, N., Macura, S., Vajs, V., & Milosavljevi, S. (2002). Xanthones from Swertia punctata. Phytochemistry, 61(4), 415-420. [6986]. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9422(02)00231-5