Phytochemical and analytical studies of extracts from Rhodiola rosea and Rhodiola quadrifida

Pharmazie. 2007 Apr;62(4):308-11.


Column chromatography of hydrophilic extracts from Rhodiola rosea and Rodiola quadrifida led to the isolation of cinnamic alcohol, chlorogenic acid, rhodiooctanoside, rosiridin, rosavin and the phenolic compounds salidroside, rhodiolin and a novel compound consisting of viridoside with an attached arabinose unit (mongrhoside). HPLC analysis of plant material from different sources and from different collection periods showed a great variability in the composition and in the amount of pharmacologically active compounds contained.

MeSH terms

  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mongolia
  • Plant Extracts / analysis
  • Rhodiola / chemistry*
  • Solvents
  • Tibet


  • Plant Extracts
  • Solvents
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide