Xanthomicrol is the main cytotoxic component of Dracocephalum kotschyii and a potential anti-cancer agent.

@article{Jahaniani2005XanthomicrolIT,
  title={Xanthomicrol is the main cytotoxic component of Dracocephalum kotschyii and a potential anti-cancer agent.},
  author={Fereshteh Jahaniani and Soltan Ahmed Ebrahimi and Nahid Rahbar-Roshandel and Massoud Mahmoudian},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 13},
  pages={1581-92}
}
Spinal-Z, a methanolic mixture of dried powdered seeds of Peganum harmala Linn. and leaf of Dracocephalum kotschyii Boiss. is an Iranian ethno-medical remedy. It has been used for the treatment of various types of cancer for many years. To evaluate the use of Spinal-Z in treatment of cancer, we examined its effects against a panel of malignant cell lines and tumors induced in mice. The in vitro antiproliferative activities of Spinal-Z, the seed extract of P. harmala and the leaf extract of D… CONTINUE READING
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