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Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Phenolic Constituents from Orthosiphon aristatus
05 January 2007 (online)
Orthosiphon aristatus (Orthosiphonis folium DAB 9) was studied with regard to its phenolic constituents. Twenty compounds were isolated and identified on the basis of their spectral characteristics. The compounds included nine lipophilic flavones, two flavonol glycosides, and nine caffeic acid derivatives. The presence of the recently reported methylripariochromene A could not be confirmed. All compounds identified were quantified by HPLC. The caffeic acid derivatives including the major compounds rosmarinic acid and 2,3-dicaffeoyltartaric acid (67% of total identified phenolics) predominated over the flavones (33%) in an aqueous MeOH extract. The predominance of the caffeic acid derivatives was even more pronounced in a hot water extract (94.5% of total identified phenolics) that was comparable to a herbal tea.
Orthosiphon aristatus - Orthosiphonis folium - caffeic acid derivatives - flavonol glycosides - lipophilic flavones - HPLC