anthraquinone

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anthraquinone

[‚an·thrə·kwi′nōn]
(organic chemistry)
C6H4(CO)2C6H4 Yellow crystalline diketone that is insoluble in water; used in the manufacture of dyes.
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The anti-inflammatory effect of Hp is attributed by Bezakova et al (1999) to its isolated constitutes anthrone, anthroquinone, emodin hypericin and pseudohypericin while its analgesic effect may be attributed to the presence of flavonoids, tannins and saponins (Sanchez-Mateo 2006, Bezakova 1999).
Test group Chloroform extract Ethanol extract Alkaloid + + Protein and amino acids + - Carbohydrates + + Cardiac glycosides + + Anthroquinone glycosides + + Tannin and Phenolic compound + + Steroids and sterols + - Saponins - - Flavonoids - - Test group Methanol extract Aqueous extract Alkaloid + + Protein and amino acids + + Carbohydrates + + Cardiac glycosides + + Anthroquinone glycosides + + Tannin and Phenolic compound + - Steroids and sterols - + Saponins - + Flavonoids - + (Key: '+' = Present, '-' = Absent).
Cyanogenetic glycosides, saponins, alkaloids and steroidal aglycone were next (+) while tannins, anthroquinone and flavonoid were entirely absent.