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6,7-Dimethoxycoumarin, the active substance of the parsley tree, Heteromorpha arborescens

Thomas Makungo, Teunis van Ree
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 33, No 1 | a762 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v33i1.762 | © 2014 Thomas Makungo, Teunis van Ree | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 August 2013 | Published: 13 October 2014

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Thomas Makungo, Department of Chemistry, University of Venda, South Africa
Teunis van Ree, Department of Chemistry, University of Venda, South Africa


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Abstract

Dichloromethane extraction of the branches and leaves of a young Heteromorpha arborescens plant (known as parsley tree or muthatha-vhanna in Tshivenda) resulted in the isolation of an anti-inflammatory coumarin, 6,7-dimethoxy-2H-chromen-2-one.

Keywords

Heteromorpha arborescens; koemarien; anti-inflammatories

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