Chemical investigations from a foliar extract of Araucaria excelsa (Lamb.) (Araucariaceae) resulted in the identification of seven phenolic metabolites including one flavananol, one flavananol 3-O-glycoside, four C-glycoside flavonoids, and one phenolic acid. Structures were elucidated by spectral determination including: UV, NMR and MS analysis. Moderate antioxidant activity was observed with a 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay in comparison with the reference antioxidant ascorbic acid.
- Araucaria excelsa
- Norfolk pine