Planta Med 1979; 36(5): 85-86
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1097245
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Isolation of Antifungal Principle Tryptanthrin, from Strobilanthes Cusia O. Kuntze

G. Honda, M. Tabata
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan.
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Publication Date:
13 January 2009 (online)


From the leaves of Strobilanthes cusia, a folk remedy for athlete's foot in Okinawa, tryptanthrin was isolated as a strong antifungal substance against dermatophytes.