Antimalarial naphthoquinones from Nepenthes thorelii.

  title={Antimalarial naphthoquinones from Nepenthes thorelii.},
  author={Kittisak Likhitwitayawuid and Rawiwun Kaewamatawong and Nijsiri Ruangrungsi and Jerapan Krungkrai},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={64 3},
Roots of Nepenthes thorelii yielded plumbagin, 2-methylnaphthazarin, octadecyl caffeate, isoshinanolone, and droserone. In addition, seven derivatives were prepared from plumbagin. Each of these natural and semisynthetic compounds was evaluated for in vitro antimalarial potential. 

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