Phytochemical Studies On The Goniothalamus uvaroides

Author

Fasihuddin b. Ahmad, Department of Chemistry, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Sabah Campus, Locked Bag No. 62, 88996 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Proceeding

Trends in Traditional Medicine Research, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Traditional Medicine & Other Natural Products in Health Care

Date

8/6/1993

Keyword

Goniothalamus uvaroides, Annonaceae, goniothalamin, acetoxygoniothalamin, goniotriol, velutinam.

Abstract

Goniothalamus spp. are commonly used in traditional medicine to cure several diseases. Goniothalamus uvaroides is used widely as abortifaciem, to cure wounds, severe headache and muscle pain by local community in Sabah. Phytochemical studies on G. uvaroides resulted in goniothalamin, 5-acetoxygoniothalamin and goniotriol. Beside goniothalamin and it's derivatives two alkaloids have also been isolated from the roots of G. uvaroides. Based on spectroscopy information one of the alkaloids have been identified as velutinam (10-amino-8-hydroxy-3,4-dimethoxyphenanthrene-l-carboxylicacid lactam).