Chemical Studies on the Roots of Ichnocarpus Frutescens
By A.Pandurangan, R.L.Khosa and S.Hemalatha
Systematic fractionation of ethyl acetate portion of the methanolic extract of defatted roots of Ichnocarpus frutescens led to the isolation of triterpene acid, ursolic acid. This is the first report of the occurrence of ursolic acid from its roots.
Keywords : Ichnocarpus frutescens, triterpene acid, ursolic acid, isolation, root