NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ›› 2023, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (9): 1624-1636.doi: 10.16333/j.1001-6880.2023.9.016

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Research progress on compositions and pharmacological activities of essential oil from Chimonanthus Lindl.

HE De-ying1,2,XIAO Wei-yi1,2,LI Cheng1,2,ZOU Zheng-rong1,2*   

  1. 1College of Life Sciences,Jiangxi Normal University; 2Key Laboratory of Protection and Utilization of Subtropic Plant Resources of Jiangxi Province,Nanchang 330022,China
  • Online:2023-09-22 Published:2023-09-21


Chimonanthus a unique traditional medicinal plant in China,with a wide distribution and abundant resources.The essential oil is one of the main active components of the plant,including terpenoids,aromatic compounds and aliphatic compounds,which have pharmacological activities such as antibacterial,anti-inflammatory,antioxidant,antiviral and cough suppressant.It has good therapeutic effects on diseases such as vascular dementia,acute lung injury and ulcerative colitis.This paper presents a systematic classification of the chemical structures and synthesis pathways of essential oil components of Chimonanthus Lindl.and provides a brief overview of the related biological activities in order to make references for the further development and utilization of Chimonanthus Lindl.

Key words: Chimonanthus Lindl., plant essential oil, chemical structure, pharmacological activity

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