Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry


Chemical Constituents of Moringa oleifera Lam. Leaves

Author(s): Consolacion Y Ragasa, Melanie P. Medecilo, Chien-Chang Shen

Chemical investigation of the ethanol extract of the leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam. yielded lutein (1), β-carotene (2), phytyl fatty acid ester (3), polyprenol (4), chlorophyll a (5), β-sitosterol (6),triacylglycerols (7), fatty acids, fatty alcohols, and saturated hydrocarbons. Their structures were identified by comparison of their NMR data with those reported in the literature.