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Martin, Glenroy D. A.; Reynolds, W. F.; Reese, Paul B.
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Article Title
Phytochemical Analysis of Salvia coccinea from Jamaican Populations.
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Natural Product Communications
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2009
Volume ID
4
Issue ID
6
Page(s)
789-790
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Abstract
This is the first report of a phytochemical investigation of Jamaican populations of a local folk medicinal plant Salvia coccinea (Lamiaceae/Labiatae). Apart from the presence of ?-sitosterol, phytochemical profiling of the aerial parts yielded compounds other than those previously reported from Indian and Italian populations. The triterpenes betulinic acid and betulin, the phytosterols ?-sitosterol and ?-sitosterol-3- O-?-D-glucopyranoside, as well as the steroid precursor squalene were isolated. The structures of the compounds were established by comparison of NMR spectroscopic data with those reported in literature.....
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