Flavonoids and volatiles in Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat flower from Tongxiang County in China

  • Q-L Sun
  • S Hua
  • J-H Ye
  • X-Q Zheng
  • Y-R Liang
Keywords: Chrysanthemum morifolium, herbal medicine, chemical composition, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography tandem with mass spectrometer (GC-MS).


Flavonoids and volatiles in a traditional herbal medicine Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat flower were determined by HPLC and GC/MS, respectively. Eight flavonoids and fifty eight volatiles were identified. Luteolin-7-glucoside and quercitrin were the most abundant flavonoids and they amounted for 85.7% of the total detected flavonoids. -Humulene was the most abundant volatile and ledene oxide-(I) the next abundant one and the two volatiles were 16.3 and 9.0% of total volatiles, respectively. The bioactivities of the partial components in C. morifolium Ramat flower were discussed. It is considered that the health benefits of C. morifolium Ramat might be related to its abundant flavonoids and volatiles.

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