Pharmaceutical Department of Azerbaijan Medical University
The review article about the chemical composition of plants from the family Dipsacaceae was written in
1981. Over the past 34 years up to 2015 in the world literature many papers on this subject were published.
The purpose of this review article is the union of the existing information and to draw the attention of researchers
to sources of biologically active substances and drugs. Apigenin, swertiajaponin, gigantozid A
were isolated from flowers of Knautia montana. From Knautia arvensis flavonoids, phenolcarbonic acids,
tannins, epicatechin were isolated and the presence of 15 amino acids was established. In the flowers of
most plants of the genus Cephalaria and Scabiosa flavonoids and triterpenoid saponins were found. In this
regard, developing new drugs on the basis of these two groups of substances was proposed.