Isolation and Characterization of Phenolic Antioxidants from Plantago Herb

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Matsuyama University, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.
Molecules (Impact Factor: 2.1). 12/2012; 17(5):5459-66. DOI: 10.3390/molecules17055459
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ABSTRACT Seven phenolic compounds, including a new phenylethanoid glycoside, were isolated from the ethyl acetate fraction of an aqueous ethanol extract of Plantago Herb (whole part of Plantago asiatica L.), which showed significant antioxidative activity. The new compound was characterized as 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)ethyl 3-O-β-D-allopyranosyl-6-O-caffeoyl-β-D-glucopyranoside on the basis of spectral and chemical evidence, and its antioxidant activity was comparable to that of tea catechins.

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