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Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia

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KRAMBECK, Reni; MOREIRA, Eduardo A.; LEONART, Rubem  and  MIGUEL, Obdúlio Q.. Presence of anthracenic compounds in leaves of Cassia fastuosa Willd. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 1989, vol.2-3-4, pp.1-12. ISSN 0102-695X.

Leaves of Cassia fastuosa Willd., Leguminosae, were subjected to extraction methods of anthracenic compounds. Three aglicon were detected in the ethereous extract: aloemodin, emodin and rhein (2.48%). Sennosides A and B were detected in the ethanolic extract. Preliminary biological assay in 10% aqueous extract confirmed the laxative activity and no toxic effect was observed in this concentration.

Keywords : Anthracenic compounds; sennoids B; Cassia fastuosa; biological essay.

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