Mina Janković, Sanja Berežni, Dejan Orčić

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Wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm.), known also as cow parsley, is a widely distributed herbaceous plant from Apiaceae family. Traditional use as analgesic, antipyretic, antitussive, tonic, diuretic etc. is associated with the proven presence of various types of biomolecules, primarily lignans that possess cytotoxic, antiproliferative, insecticidal, antiviral and other activities. The majority of lignans reported in A. sylvestris belong to two classes – aryltetralins and dibenzylbutyrolactones. The data of lignan profile of A. sylvestris are mostly limited to root and herb composition, therefore LC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS analysis was used for the tentative identification of 15 compounds from the fruit extract of A. sylvestris, of which two were never reported in nature.


Anthriscus sylvestris, Apiaceae, ESI-MS, HPLC, lignan, structure elucidation

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