7-4 Dihydroy-3-Methyl-Flavone 5 Rhamnopyranosyl (1-4)-O-D-Glucopyranoside from the Seeds of Litsea Chinensis (Lam)

Author(s): M. L. Gangwal, Vijaya R. Shashtry, Jaya Gade and Dinesh Paliwal

The plant Litsea chinensis: Lam (NO. Lauraceae)1, is known as Garbijour in hindi, is reported to be useful for curing diarrhoea and dysentery. Phyotochemical study of the ethyl acetate soluble part of the concentrated rectified spirit extract of the defatted, and powdered seeds of this plant, when worked up gave the flavones glycoside, which was identified as; 7,4’-dihydroxy-3-methylflavone-5-O-α-lrhamnopyranosyl (1 → 4)-O-β-D-glucopyranoside by chemical analysis and UV, IR, 1H NMR and Mass spectral studies.

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