Medicinal plants: Composition of water-soluble polysaccharides from Calendula officinalis L. flowers

A. P. Korzh, A. M. Gur'Ev, M. V. Belousov, M. S. Yusubov, M. L. Belyanin

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Water-soluble polysaccharides (WSPS) were isolated from Calendula officinalis flowers using aqueous extraction followed by precipitation with EtOH and dialysis through a semi-permeable membrane. The WSPS were standardized with respect to uronic acid, protein, and nucleic acid content. Total WSPS were separated into five main components (PSC-1, PSC-2, PSC-3, PSC-4, PSC-5) by ion-exchange chromatography over DEAE cellulose. The main components in WSPS from C. officinalis were acidic polysaccharides (rhamnogalactouronan I).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-221
Number of pages3
JournalPharmaceutical Chemistry Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012



  • Calendula flowers
  • Calendula officinalis L.
  • Water-soluble polysaccharides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology

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