Boerhaavia diffusa: metabolite profiling of a medicinal plant from Nyctaginaceae.

  title={Boerhaavia diffusa: metabolite profiling of a medicinal plant from Nyctaginaceae.},
  author={David M Pereira and J. Eduardo Faria and Lu{\'i}s Gaspar and Patr{\'i}cia Valent{\~a}o and Paula Guedes de Pinho and Paula B Andrade},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={47 8},
Boerhaavia diffusa is a plant which is extensively used in folk medicine. However, when it comes to its phytochemical characterization, little attention has been given to secondary metabolites other than rotenoids and alkaloids. A metabolite profiling and biological study was undertaken in this species' leaves and roots and substantial differences were found between the two parts of the plant. The volatile composition was analysed for the first time using HS-SPME-GC-MS and several compounds… CONTINUE READING