Variation of Ursolic Acid Content in Eight Ocimum Species from Northeastern Brazil
AbstractUrsolic acid is a very important compound due to its biological potential as an anti-inflammatory, trypanocidal, antirheumatic, antiviral, antioxidant and antitumoral agent. This study presents the HPLC analysis of ursolic acid (UA) content in eight different Ocimum species: O. americanum L., O. basilicum L, O. basilicum var purpurascens Benth, O. basilicum var. minimum L, O. gratissimum L, O. micranthum Willd, O. selloi Benth. and O. tenuiflorum L. grown in Northeastern Brazil. In these Ocimum species, UA was detected in different yields, with O. tenuiflorum showing the highest content (2.02%). This yield is very significant when compared with other sources of UA.
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Silva, M.G.V.; Vieira, I.G.P.; Mendes, F.N.P.; Albuquerque, I.L.; Dos Santos, R.N.; Silva, F.O.; Morais, S.M. Variation of Ursolic Acid Content in Eight Ocimum Species from Northeastern Brazil. Molecules 2008, 13, 2482-2487.
Silva MGV, Vieira IGP, Mendes FNP, Albuquerque IL, Dos Santos RN, Silva FO, Morais SM. Variation of Ursolic Acid Content in Eight Ocimum Species from Northeastern Brazil. Molecules. 2008; 13(10):2482-2487.Chicago/Turabian Style
Silva, M. Goretti V.; Vieira, Icaro G.P.; Mendes, Francisca N.P.; Albuquerque, Irineu L.; Dos Santos, Rogério N.; Silva, Fábio O.; Morais, Selene M. 2008. "Variation of Ursolic Acid Content in Eight Ocimum Species from Northeastern Brazil." Molecules 13, no. 10: 2482-2487.