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Gaultheria: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Characteristics
AbstractThe genus Gaultheria, comprised of approximately 134 species, is mostly used in ethnic drugs to cure rheumatism and relieve pain. Phytochemical investigations of the genus Gaultheria have revealed the presence of methyl salicylate derivatives, C6-C3 constituents, organic acids, terpenoids, steroids, and other compounds. Methyl salicylate glycoside is considered as a characteristic ingredient in this genus, whose anti-rheumatic effects may have a new mechanism of action. In this review, comprehensive information on the phytochemistry, volatile components and the pharmacology of the genus Gaultheria is provided to explore its potential and advance research.
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Liu, W.-R.; Qiao, W.-L.; Liu, Z.-Z.; Wang, X.-H.; Jiang, R.; Li, S.-Y.; Shi, R.-B.; She, G.-M. Gaultheria: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Characteristics. Molecules 2013, 18, 12071-12108.View more citation formats
Liu W-R, Qiao W-L, Liu Z-Z, Wang X-H, Jiang R, Li S-Y, Shi R-B, She G-M. Gaultheria: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Characteristics. Molecules. 2013; 18(10):12071-12108.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Wei-Rui; Qiao, Wen-Lin; Liu, Zi-Zhen; Wang, Xiao-Hong; Jiang, Rui; Li, Shu-Yi; Shi, Ren-Bing; She, Gai-Mei. 2013. "Gaultheria: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Characteristics." Molecules 18, no. 10: 12071-12108.