Amoebicidal and giardicidal compounds from the leaves of Zanthoxylum liebmannianun.


The crude ethanol extract from the leaves of Zanthoxylum liebmannianum exhibited inhibitory effect on the reproduction of trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytica (IC(50)=3.48 microg/ml) and Giardia lamblia (IC(50)=58.00 microg/ml). From this extract, asarinin, hyperin, beta-sitosterol, and beta-sitosterol glucoside were isolated. Among them, asarinin was the most active with IC(50) values of 19.86 microg/ml for E. histolytica and 35.45 microg/ml for G. lamblia. The remaining compounds showed moderate activity against both parasites.


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@article{Arrieta2001AmoebicidalAG, title={Amoebicidal and giardicidal compounds from the leaves of Zanthoxylum liebmannianun.}, author={J E Arrieta and Bartolome Reyes and Fernando Calzada and Roberto Cedillo-Rivera and Andr{\'e}s Navarrete}, journal={Fitoterapia}, year={2001}, volume={72 3}, pages={295-7} }