Isolation and identification of an anti-tumor component from leaves of Impatiens balsamina.

@article{Ding2008IsolationAI,
  title={Isolation and identification of an anti-tumor component from leaves of Impatiens balsamina.},
  author={Zhi-shan Ding and Fu-sheng Jiang and Ni-Pi Chen and Gui-Yuan Lv and Cheng-gang Zhu},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={220-9}
}
We have previously shown that ethanol or chloroform extracts of the leaves of Impatiens balsamina (LIB) have anti-tumor activity against the human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line HepG2. The ethanol extracts were separated into five fractions according to polarity. An MTT assay indicated that two of the fractions had anti-tumor activity and that the petroleum ether fraction (PEF) was the most active. But the available quantities of both the PEF and chloroform fractions (CHF) were limited… CONTINUE READING