Analysis of Eight Bioactive Compounds in Alpinia Species by HPLC-DAD

Chunfeng Qiao, Simon Quan-bin Han, Jingzheng Song, Zhengtao Wang, Luoshan Xu, Hongxi Xu

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Eight antiplatelet compounds, alpinetin, cardamonin, 4', 7-dihydroxy-5-methoxyflavanone, helichrysetin, 5,6-dehydrokawain, 4'-hydroxydehydrokawain, 1,7-bis (4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-hydroxy-1,3,6-heptatrien-5-one and 1,7-bis (4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-hydroxy-1,3-heptadien-5-one, in eighteen samples of sixteen Alpinia species were analyzed by HPLC. Among them, alpinetin and cardamonin were quantitatively determined and the method was validated. The results indicated that these Alpinia species display different chemical profiles. Alpinetin and cardamonin were the two dominant compounds in the seeds of A. katsumadai. 5,6-Dehydrokawain was also detected in the seeds of A. zerumbet with relative higher content.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-426
Number of pages5
JournalNatural Product Research and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2008

User-Defined Keywords

  • Alpinia Roxb.
  • alpinetin
  • cardamonin
  • 5,6-dehydrokawain
  • HPLC analysis


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