Diterpenoids from Isodon species and their biological activities

Nat Prod Rep. 2006 Oct;23(5):673-98. doi: 10.1039/b604174d. Epub 2006 Aug 4.


Isodon species (Labiatae) are widely distributed plants, many of which are used in folk medicine. Over the past twenty years, they have received considerable phytochemical and biological attention. Thestructures of their many diterpenoids constituents, especially those with an ent-kaurane skeleton, have been elucidated. The significant phytochemical and pharmacological diterpenoids form the subject of this review. There are 290 references.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diterpenes / chemistry
  • Diterpenes / classification
  • Diterpenes / isolation & purification*
  • Diterpenes / pharmacology*
  • Isodon / chemistry*
  • Molecular Structure
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry*


  • Diterpenes