Phenol Glycosides

2.2 Phenol Glycosides
A variety of phenol glycosides are widely distributed in nature. It has been found that quite a few simple phenol glycosides have their aglycone portion loaded with either phenolic moieties or more often with alcoholic moieties or carboxylic acid functions. Invariably, the natural vegetative plant products, such as: Willow bark (containing Salicin) and Bearberry leaves (containing arbutin) have been employed therapeutically since ages, the former as antipyretic and the latter both as urinary antiseptic and as diuretic.
A few frequently used phenol glycosides commonly found in natural plant products are described below; such as: Arbutin; Gaultherin; Salicin; Populin; Glucovanillin.

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