Isolation and pharmacological characterization of vernolepin.


Vernolepin, a sesquiterpene lactone, was isolated from the dried fruit of Vernonia amygdalina Del. The different steps used during the extraction were: continuous extraction with chloroform, partition of the chloroform-extract between pertroleum ether and 10% aqueous methanol, column chromatography of the methanol extract, isolation of the active fractions… (More)



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