Chemical constituents of plants from the genus Valeriana

Yufang Wang, Liqing Jin, Shuhong Yu, Qingwen Shi, Yucheng Gu, Hiromasa Kiyota

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The genus Valeriana (Valerianaceae) contains over 250 species distributed around the world and used in traditional medicines of many cultures. The main compounds isolated from Valeriana species are essential oils, valerenic acid and its derivatives and iridoids, accumulated mainly in the roots and rhizomes. This review lists 135 chemical constituents as well as their biosynthesis and bioactivity as reported by the end of 2008 (80 references).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-172
Number of pages12
JournalMini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Biological activity
  • Biosynthesis
  • Chemical constituents
  • Flavonoids
  • Iridoids
  • Sesquiterpenoids
  • Valeriana

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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