Chemical constituents from the genus Saussurea and their biological activities

Ting Zhao, Shao Jing Li, Zhao Xin Zhang, Man Li Zhang, Qing Wen Shi, Yu Cheng Gu, Mei Dong, Hiromasa Kiyota

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The genus Saussurea (Asteraceae) contains about 400 species distributed around Asia and Europe and used in the traditional medicines of many cultures. The main compounds isolated from Saussurea species are terpenoids, in particular, sesquiterpenoids are dominant. This review lists 404 chemical constituents as well as their biological activity (111 references).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-358
Number of pages28
JournalHeterocyclic Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2017


  • Saussurea
  • biological activity
  • chemical constituents
  • sesquiterpenoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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