Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3832

Full Length Research Paper

Isolation and identification of two novel flavone glycosides from corn silk (Stigma maydis)

Shun-Cheng Ren1*, Ze-Long Liu 2and Xiao-Lin Ding 2
1School of Food Science and Technology, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450052, China. 2School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 October 2009
  •  Published: 31 December 2009


Corn silk has been found to be an excellent source of bioactive compound. Two novel flavone glycosides of corn silk were identified by means of spectral analyses as 2″-O-a-L-rhamnosyl-6-C-3″-deoxyglucosyl-3′-methoxyluteolin and 6,4′-dihydroxy- 3′-methoxyflavone -7-O-glucoside. Also, the flavonoid contents of 40 corn silk lines collected from 16 provinces in China were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography and colorimetric methods.


Key words: Corn silk, flavonoids, isolation, chromatography, spectral analyses.