Plant Diversity ›› 1998, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (03): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Triterpene Constituents from Balanophora indica

LIU Xi- Kui, LI Zhong- Rong,QIU Ming- Hua, NIE Rui- Lin   

  1. Laboratory of Phytochemistry , Kumung Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204
  • Online:1998-06-25 Published:1998-06-25

Abstract: From herbs of the Chinese folk medical plant Balanophora indica, seven compounds: β - amyrin palmitate (balanophorin A), lupeol palmitate (balanophorin B), (3- amyrin acetate, lupeol acetate, β-amyrone, lupeone and palmitic acid were isolated. Their structures were elucidated by the basis of spectral and chemical evidences, respectively. The compounds of lupane were obtained from B. indica, firstly. Bal-anophorin A and B exhibited strong activity against liver damage induced by CCl4.

Key words: Balanophora indica