Plumbagin (5-Hydroxy-2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone) is a plant-derived naphthoquinone possessing a number of pharmacological activities. A yellow pigment. It has been shown to have antimicrobial activity. In animals, it has antimalarial, anticarcinogenic, cardiotonic, antifertilityaction, and anti-atherosclerosis effects.
Plumbagin is named after the plant genus Plumbago, from which it was originally isolated.
ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID AND AMMONIUM-INDUCED SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS AND ENHANCED PLUMBAGIN PRODUCTION IN SUSPENSION CULTURES OF PLUMBAGO ROSEA L.
Mar 01, 2004; SUMMARY Somatic embryogenesis was induced from suspension cultures (derived from leaf callus) of an important medicinal plant,...