Alkaloids and coumarins from Ruta species

Ulubelen A., Oeztuerk M.

NATURAL PRODUCT COMMUNICATIONS, vol.1, no.10, pp.851-857, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.851-857
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Although there are a number of Ruta species in the world, R. graveolens L., R. chalepensis L., R. montana (L.) L., R. angustifolia Pers. and R. pinnata L. fil. are the most studied. However, the first two of them have been the most extensively investigated for their chemical constituents and biological activities. They are used for their anthelmintic, diuretic, emmenagogue, and aphrodisiac properties. In dermatology, they are used against psoriasis and vitiligo, and as mycosis fungicides. In many countries, the plant extracts have been used as birth control agents.