Phytochemical investigations of chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts from the aerial parts of Warionia sa-harae Benth. & Coss. from Algeria resulted in the isolation of ten Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis and comparison with the related known compounds. The EtOAc extract which was evaluated for DPPH radical… (More)
Green tea (GT) has been studied for its effects as antioxidant and cancer-preventive agent. Epidemiological studies showed that GT consumption decreases the risk for prostate cancer (PC). To investigate whether erythrocyte oxidative stress (OS) is associated with PC and whether daily consumption of GT improves the oxidative phenotype, we performed a study… (More)
Many Helianthemum species (Cistaceae) are recognized for their various medicinal virtues. Helianthemum ruficomum is an endemic species to the septentrional Sahara on which no report is available so far. The purpose of this work was to investigate the chemical composition and the radical scavenging capacity of this species and its isolated components.… (More)
Oxidative stress is a major cause of drug-induced hepatic diseases and several studies have demonstrated that diet supplementation with plants rich in antioxidant compounds provides a variety of health benefits in these circumstances. Genista quadriflora Munby (Gq) and Teucrium polium geyrii Maire (Tp) are known to possess antioxidant and numerous… (More)
In the title compound, C15H22O2, both five-membered rings display an envelope conformation whereas the six-membered ring displays a chair conformation. In the crystal, pairs of O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds between carb-oxy-lic groups link mol-ecules, related by a twofold rotation axis, into supra-molecular dimers.
The lactone ring in the title mol-ecule, C15H22O3 (systematic name: 3,4a,8-tri-methyl-dodeca-hydro-azuleno[6,5-b]furan-2,5-dione), assumes an envelope conformation with the methine C atom adjacent to the the methine C atom carrying the methyl substituent being the flap atom. The other five-membered ring adopts a twisted conformation with the twist being… (More)
THE TITLE COMPOUND [SYSTEMATIC NAME: 3,8-dihydr-oxy-3-(hydroxy-meth-yl)-9-methyl-6-methyl-enedeca-hydro-azuleno[4,5-b]furan-2(3H)-one], C(15)H(22)O(5), is a sesquiterpene lactone showing the typical tricyclic guaianolide skeleton which has been isolated, together with other related metabolites, from the plant Centaurea musimomum. The present study confirms… (More)