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Boll Soc Ital Biol Sper. 1989 Jun;65(6):517-20.

[Phytochemical and biological study of Uncaria tomentosa].

[Article in Italian]


The investigation on steroidic fraction of Uncaria tomentosa, commonly called Una de gato, showed the presence of beta-sitosterol (60%), stigmasterol, and campesterol. The percentage of sterols have been carried out by GLC. The spectroscopic data 1H-NMR and MS of the three compounds are also reported, with the beta-sitosterol as the main sterol. Preliminary pharmacological investigations prove a moderate antiinflammatory activity.

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