Foliar flavonoids from tanacetum vulgare var. boreale and their geographical variation

Ayumi Uehara, Shinobu Akiyama, Tsukasa Iwashina

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Foliar flavonoids of Tanacetum vulgare var. boreale were isolated. Eight flavonoid glycosides, 7-O-glucosides of apigenin, luteolin, scutellarein and 6-hydroxyluteolin, and 7-O-glucuronides of apigenin, luteolin, chrysoeriol and eriodictyol were identified. Moreover, eight flavonoid aglycones, apigenin, luteolin, hispidulin, nepetin, eupatilin, jaceosidin, pectolinarigenin and axillarin were also isolated and identified. The flavonoid composition of two varieties of T. vulgare, i.e. var. boreale and var. vulgare, were compared. All samples of var. boreale and one sample of var. vulgare had the same flavonoid pattern, and could be distinguished from almost all the samples of var. vulgare. Thus, the occurrence of chemotypes, which are characterized by either the presence or absence of scutellarein 7-O-glucoside, eriodictyol 7-O-glucuronide and pectolinarigenin was shown in T. vulgare sensu lato.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
JournalNatural product communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Aglycone
  • Asteraceae
  • Distribution pattern
  • Flavanone
  • Flavone
  • Flavonol
  • Tanacetum vulgare var. boreale
  • Tanacetum vulgare var. vulgare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Plant Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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