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sesquiterpene (sesˑ·kw·terˑ·pēn),

n a member of the terpene group; comprises three units of isoprene. Its molecular formula is C15H24. It may be used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, or antiinflammatory and as a calming agent by aromatherapists.


common group of plant poisons, e.g. ipomeanols, ngaiones, sporidesmin, furanoid sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpene lactones.

sesquiterpene lactones
plant poisons found in Geigeria, Hymenoxys, Helenium spp., Iphenia aucheri, Parthenium hysterophorus.
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Thus atractylenolide I was isolated and investigated additionally to the above mentioned analogues, to gain first insights in the structure-activity relationship between these three sesquiterpene lactones.
vulgare was identified as the sesquiterpene lactone, 4[alpha],5[beta]-epoxy-germacra-l-(10),11(13)-dien-12,6[alpha]-olide (parthenolide), as previously described (Tiuman etal.
annua, to a great extent, might be contributed by lipophilic sesquiterpene lactones of the extract.
Except for compound 1 (diversin), which is a terpenoid coumarin, all of the compounds (2-5) tested in this study belong to the class of sesquiterpene lactones (Fig.
This plant, rich in flavonoids and sesquiterpene lactones could be a good source of medicinal plants.
The drug has been tested phytochemically only by a few researchers; it contains several sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids and [gamma]-lactones, vitamin C (in fresh offshoots), etc (Adekenov et al.
patent #5,905,089, entitled "Use of sesquiterpene lactones for treatment of severe inflammatory disorders.
Sesquiterpene lactones are the most common allergens from Compositae.
Genus: a Review of Bioactive Sesquiterpene Lactones
Therapeutic effects are generally attributed to leaves and/or flowers mainly due to the presence of sesquiterpene lactones and flavonoids (Pareek et al.
Some of the useful constituents found in arnica are flavonoids, polysaccharides, and sesquiterpene lactones.