Topical antiinflammatory activity of phytosterols isolated from Eryngium foetidum on chronic and acute inflammation models.

@article{Garca1999TopicalAA,
  title={Topical antiinflammatory activity of phytosterols isolated from Eryngium foetidum on chronic and acute inflammation models.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a de los Angeles Garc{\'i}a and M. Teresa S{\'a}enz and Marisa A G{\'o}mez and Marcos D. Fernandez},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={78-80}
}
Eryngium foetidum L. (Apiaceae) is a Caribbean endemic plant, used in folk medicine for the treatment of several antiinflammatory disorders. A preliminary phytochemical study showed that the hexane extract is rich in terpenic compounds. Chromatographic fractionation of this extract yielded: alpha-cholesterol, brassicasterol, campesterol, stigmasterol (as the main component, 95%) clerosterol, beta-sitosterol, delta 5-avenasterol, delta (5)24-stigmastadienol and delta 7-avenasterol. The topical… CONTINUE READING

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