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Pak J Pharm Sci. 2002 Jul;15(2):1-12.

Chemical constituents of Tagetes patula L.

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Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan.


Tagetes patula (Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant which is indigenous to Tropical America but cultivated in Pakistan. During the chemical study, conducted on the different parts of T. patula (roots, leaves and flowers) are found thiophenes, steroidal and terpenoidal type of constituents. Their structures were characterized by different spectroscopic. Among the thiophenes triterpens and steroids are two thiophenes, one triterpene and one steroid first time isolated from the genes Tegetes methods.


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