Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part C (2016)
Phytochemical investigation of flowers of Rosa damascena Mill
Author(s): Mohammed Ali, Shahnaz Sultana and Mohammed Jameel
Abstract: Rosa damascena Mill. (Rosaceae) has been appreciated for decorative, fragrance, cosmetics, food and folklore medicines to treat abdominal and chest pains, menstrual bleeding, digestive problems, constipation and to strengthen the heart. It is regarded as a symbol of affection, belief and magnificence. Phytochemical investigation of a methanolic extract of R. damascena flowers led to the isolation of four new compounds identified as n-cosan-5β-ol (1), (cis)- 6, 10, 14-trimethylpentadec-3-en-7β,11β-diol (damascene, 2), 7-hydroxy-4-(3'-methyl butanol)- coumarin- 3- en-one (rosacoumarin, 3) and cedr-6-en-12-ol-14-oic acid (rosacedrenoic acid, 4). The structures of these compounds have been established on the basis of spectral data analysis and chemical means.
How to cite this article:
Mohammed Ali, Shahnaz Sultana, Mohammed Jameel. Phytochemical investigation of flowers of Rosa damascena Mill. Int J Herb Med 2016;4(6):179-183.