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School of Chinese Pharmacy, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100102, China





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Abstract The genus Gaultheria, comprised of approximately 134 species, is mostly used in ethnic drugs to cure rheumatism and relieve pain. Phytochemical investigations of the genus Gaultheria have revealed the presence of methyl salicylate derivatives, C6-C3 constituents, organic acids, terpenoids, steroids, and other compounds. Methyl salicylate glycoside is considered as a characteristic ingredient in this genus, whose anti-rheumatic effects may have a new mechanism of action. In this review, comprehensive information on the phytochemistry, volatile components and the pharmacology of the genus Gaultheria is provided to explore its potential and advance research. View Full-Text

Keywords: Gaultheria; chemical components; pharmacological activity; methyl salicylate glycosides; anti-rheumatic effects Gaultheria; chemical components; pharmacological activity; methyl salicylate glycosides; anti-rheumatic effects





Author: Wei-Rui Liu, Wen-Lin Qiao, Zi-Zhen Liu, Xiao-Hong Wang, Rui Jiang, Shu-Yi Li, Ren-Bing Shi and Gai-Mei She *

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