OBJECTIVE: To investigate the chemical constituents of Epimedium truncatum. METHODS: The constituents of the EtOAc-soluble and ButOH-soluble portions of the 95% ethanol extracted from the aerial part of Epimedium truncatum were isolated and purified by means of chromatography. These compounds were identified by their physical characteristics and spectral feature. RESULTS: Eight compounds were isolated and identified as baohuoside II (I), hyperin (II), epimedoside-C (III), oleanolic acid (IV), baohuoside III (V), baohuoside V (VI), epimedoside-A (VII) and kaempferol-3-dirhamnoside (VIII), respectively. CONCLUSION: All compounds were isolated from Epimedium truncatum for the first time.
Chinese Pharmaceutical Journal