Isolation of antigenotoxic ursolic acid from Ixora coccinea flowers

  • PG Latha Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Ethnomedicine and ethnopharmacology Division
  • MNS Nayar Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Phytochemistry Division
  • OV Singh Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Phytochemistry Division
  • V George Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Phytochemistry Division
  • KR Panikkar Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Ethnomedicine and ethnopharmacology Division
  • P Pushpangadan Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Ethnomedicine and ethnopharmacology Division
Palabras clave: ixora coccinea, ursolic acid, antigenotoxic effects

Resumen

Ixora coccinea L. (Rubiaceae) is a common shrub distributed throughout tropical India. The flowers of I. coccinea are extensively used in ayurvedic medicine. The hexane fraction of the flowers showed significant antigenotoxic properties. Chemical investigation of the above fraction has led to the isolation of the triterpenoid, ursolic acid as the active constituent.

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2017-11-22
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