Wood anemone. Anemone Nemorosa L. Analytical review





Ranunculaceae, Anemone nemorosa, Protoanemonin, biologically active compounds, pharmacological activity


Literature sources were analyzed and the data concerning the range, biologically active compounds content and the use in pharmacy and medicine of Anemone nemorosa were summarized.

The aim of research is implementation of Anemone nemorosa in pharmaceutical and medical practice. Anemone nemorosa is a perennial herb of the buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family. This herb is non-officinal, but it is widely used in traditional medicine as an antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative, diaphoretic, bactericidal, antimicrobial, antifungal, expectorant, and diuretic agent. The main biologically active substances of Anemone nemorosa are alkaloids, glycosides (Protoanemonin, Anemonin, Ranunculine, some types of saponins, tannins), vitamin C, resins, organic acids (chelidonic acid), coumarins, flavonoids and γ-linolenic acid.

The plant belongs to the regionally rare plants of Ukrainian administrative territories, therefore, despite the results of phytochemical and pharmacological studies, it becomes clear that the further use of Anemone nemorosa as a medicinal herb is an important issue for pharmacy and pharmaceutical biotechnology due to the prospects of research in area of new herbal remedies creation.

Due to extensive experience of use in traditional medicine, a wide range of pharmacological activity, the content of biologically active compounds, Anemone nemorosa is a promising and valuable herbal material for phytochemical remedies production and their practical implementation

Author Biographies

Anna Lukianchuk, Lviv Polytechnic National University Bandera str., 12, Lviv, Ukraine, 79013

Department of Technology of Biologically Active Substances, Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Oksana Khropot, Lviv Polytechnic National University Bandera str., 12, Lviv, Ukraine, 79013

Postgraduate student

Department of Technology of Biologically Active Substances, Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Yulian Konechnyi, Lviv National Medical University named after Danylo Galician Pekarska str., 69, Lviv, Ukraine, 79010

Internship doctor

Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology

Roksolana Konechna, Lviv Polytechnic National University Bandera str., 12, Lviv, Ukraine, 79013

PhD, Assistant

Department of Technology of Biologically Active Substances, Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Volodymyr Novikov, Lviv Polytechnic National University Bandera str., 12, Lviv, Ukraine, 79013

ScD, Professor, Head of Department:

Department of Technology of Biologically Active Substances, Pharmacy and Biotechnology


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How to Cite

Lukianchuk, A., Khropot, O., Konechnyi, Y., Konechna, R., & Novikov, V. (2017). Wood anemone. Anemone Nemorosa L. Analytical review. ScienceRise: Pharmaceutical Science, (3 (7), 34–38. https://doi.org/10.15587/2519-4852.2017.104438



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