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Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops ›› 2020, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (4): 793-803.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-2561.2020.04.022

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Chemical Constituents of Stem and Leaf of Three Species of Zingiberaceae Plants in Nujiang, Yunnan Province

LING Ruimei1,LI Ping1,LIU Yuanyuan2,ZHANG Feifei2,YAN Hongbin3,WU Lianzhang4,YOU Shenjun4,YANG Yi4,YANG Quan5,ZHANG Chunhua6,HU Jian2,4,*(),YAN Jian1,*()   

  1. 1. College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University / Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment in the Tropics, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510642, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Southwestern Crop Gene Resources and Germplasm Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs / Yunnan Provincial Key Lab of Agricultural Biotechnology / Biotechnology Germplasm Resources Institute, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650223, China
    3. Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Science, Lushui, Yunnan 650205, China
    4. Nujiang Green Spice Industry Research Institute, Lushui, Yunnan 673199, China
    5. Guangdong Provincial Research Center of Good Agricultural Practice and Comprehensive Agricultural Development Engineering Technology of Cantonese Medicinal Materials / Comprehensive Experimental Station of Guangzhou / Chinese Material Medica, China Agriculture Research System (CARS-21-16) / Laboratory of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Production and Development of Cantonese Medicinal Materials / School of Chinese Materia Medica, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, Guandong 510006, China
    6. Station for Popularizing Agricultural Technique of Fugong County, Nujiang, Yunnan 673400
  • Received:2019-04-22 Revised:2019-08-15 Online:2020-04-25 Published:2020-05-09
  • Contact: HU Jian,YAN Jian


To fully use the stem and leaf of the three species zingiberaceae plants from Nujiang, Yunnan, the chemical composition differences of the stem and leaf of Amomum tsaoko Crevost et Lemarie, Amomum villosum Lour., Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) Burtt.et Smith were comprehensively evaluated. Six active compounds with anti-cancer, anti- inflammatory, and other activities were analyzed to evaluate the potential pharmacological application. The content of the active compounds in the stem and leaf of the plants was significantly different. Epicatechin was rich in the stem of A. villosum Lour. and A. zerumbet (Pers.) Burtt. et Smith, while heptanediol was rich in the stem of A. tsaoko Crevost et Lemarie, and quinic acid and shikimic acid were rich in the leaf of A. tsaoko and A. zerumbet. There was also a lower content of heptanediol in the leaves of A. tsaoko, much higher epicatechin content of in the leaf of A. zerumbet, while only a lower content of quinic acid in the leaf of A. villosum. The total chemical composition of n-hexane extract was analyzed by GC-MS to find out the composition with potential application value. The results showed that the total chemical composition of the stem and leaf was significantly different in the types and amount. Furthermore, perfume substitutes or precursors with high content were found in the stem and leaf of A. villosum, such as ambria, myrtenol, β-pinene, farnesylacetone, and so on. High content of vitamin E and 5,6-dehydrokavain and other active substances were found in the stem and leaf of A. zerumbet. 1-Hexanoic acid was also found in the leaf of A. tsaoko. This study would provide some references value for the development and utilization of the stem and leaf of the plants.

Key words: Amomum tsaoko, Amomum villosum, Alpinia zerumbet, chemical constituent

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