Arnebia hispidissima ethanolic extract, after chromatography, yielded a number of shikonin derivatives, which were identified as arnebin-5, arnebin-6, teracryl shikonin, arnebinone and acetyl shikonin.
Key words: Arnebia hispidissima, anti-inflammatory activity, shikonin derivatives
Arnebia hispidissima is annual herb and roots are sold in market under the trade name 'Ratanjot'.
Anti-inflammatory effects of shikonin derivatives from Arnebia hispidissima (Lehm.
Jain AC, Mathur SK (1965) A chemical study of the pigments of Arnebia hispidissima.
Jain SC, Singh B, Jain R (1999) Arnebins and antimicrobial activity of Arnebia hispidissima (Lehm.