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Synonyms for alkanet

perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers

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Its dye is obtained from the extracts of dried roots that contain several naphthoquinone derivatives but chief of them are alkannin esters.
Shikonin (R-configuration) is an enantiomer of alkannin (S-configuration), which is found mainly in roots of the plant Alkanna tinctoria in Europe.
Effect of jasmonates and exogenous polysaccharides on production of alkannin pigments in suspension cultures of Alkanna tinctoria.
The antibacterial activity of the natural naphthoquinone products alkannin and shikonin and their derivatives has been investigated (Riffel 2002).