In a chemosystematic investigation of the fruits of Daucus carota L. we have isolated eleven compounds including four guaiane type sesquiterpenes (1-4), one eudesmane type sesquiterpene (5) and six other constituents (6-11). Among them, the five compounds 1-5 all are new for Daucus carota L. and all have been reported in Torilis japonica. The results show that Daucus carota L. is chemically similar with Torilis japonica providing chemical evidence for both species used as the same traditional Chinese medicine "nanheshi".
Scopus Subject Areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Daucus carota
- Guaiane type sesquiterpenes