Arnebia hispidissima

Arnebia hispidissima

poisonous plant in the family Boraginaceae containing the pyrrolizidine alkaloids monocrotaline and echimidine.
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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.
Other typical plants observed in this habitat are Gaillonia aucheri, Lycium shawi, Blepharis ciliaris, Arnebia hispidissima, Crotalaria aegyptiaca, Indigofera intricata, Tribulus sp, Aizoon canariense, Euphorbia granulata, Glossonema varians, Schweinfurthia imbricata, Paronychia arabica, Polycarpaea repens, Boerhavia elegans and Stipagrostis plumosa.
also occurring in drier years, include: Arnebia hispidissima, Herniaria hemistemon, Lotus halophilus and Oligomeris linifolia, followed by Hippocrepis areolata, Launaea capitata and Launaea mucronata.