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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 95-98
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel065
Original Article

Chemical Constituents of Dichloromethane Extract of Cultivated Satureja khuzistanica

1Department of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

Received 16 January 2006; Accepted 22 August 2006

Copyright © 2007 Firouz Matloubi Moghaddam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Four compounds β-sitosterol, β-sitosterol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside, ursolic acid and 4′,5,6-trihydroxy-3′, 7-dimethoxyflavone were characterized from the dichloromethane extract of the aerial parts of Satureja khuzistanica (Lamiaceae), a native medicinal plant growing in Iran, on the basis of spectral analysis and comparing with the data in literature. The natural occurrence of these compounds can be conclusive for the chemotaxonomic characterization of the genus Satureja.