Planta Med 1995; 61(4): 365-366
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-958103

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Antimicrobial Activity of Tannins from Terminalia citrina

Siriporn Burapadaja1 , Atchima Bunchoo2
  • 1Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • 2Central Laboratory (Microbiology), Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Publication Date:
04 January 2007 (online)


Isolation of the fruit CH3OH extract of Terminalia citrina yielded five known tannins identified as corilagin (1) (3), punicalagin (2) (4), 1,3,6-tri-O-galloyl-β-D-glucopyranose (3) (5), chebulagic acid (4) (6), and 1,2,3,4,6-penta-O-galloyl-β-D-glucopyranose (5) (7) by comparison of their physical and spectral data with those of authentic samples. These tannins were tested for antimicrobial action.