Botanical info and medicinal uses of Ecliptae Herba.
- Basic Botanical info and Identification of Ecliptae Herba.
- Eclipta prostrata Physical Characteristics.
- Cultivation details of Eclipta prostrata.
- Eclipta prostrata Phytochemicals and Constituents.
- Medicinal Uses of Ecliptae Herba.
- Traditional Functions and Notes of Ecliptae Herba.
- Pharmacological studies:Ecliptae Herba.
- Eclipta prostrata Quality control including chromatographic fingerprint profiling.
- Suggestions and Administrations of Eclipta prostrata.
- Research Update:Eclipta prostrata.
Eclipta prostrata Phytochemicals and Constituents.:
In Brief:wedelolactone;2-formyl-alpha-terthienyl;alpha-terthienyl-methanol;thlophene acetylenes;diisovalerate;Stigmasterol;sitosterol; Vitamin A; and ediptine,etc.
Phytochemicals in groups:
Ecliptal (alpha-terthienyl aldehyde), alpha-terthienyl-methanol, sixteen polyacetylenic thiophenes, 5'-senecioyloxymethylene-2-(4-isovaleroxybut-3-ynyl)dithiophene, 5'-tigloyloxymethylene -2-(4-isovaleroxybut-3-ynyl)dithiophene.
The dried leaves of Eclipta alba have been reported to contain wedelolactone, a complex coumarin and its derivatives dimethylewedelolactone-7-glucoside and nor-wedelolactone.
The roots contain polyacetylene substituted thiophenes and leaves have been reported to contain 2.2:5.2:5-terthienylmethanol; alkaloids, 20-epi-3-dehydroxy-3-oxo-5,6-dihydro-4,5-dehydroverazine, ecliptalbine, 4beta-hydroxyverazine. The aerial parts of the plant have been reported to contain phytosterol, beta-amyrin in the n-hexane extract and luteolin-7-glucoside, beta-glucoside of phytosterol, a glucoside of a tritepenic acid and wedelolactone in polar solvent extract.
Hentriacontanol and heptacosanol are reported in the roots. The polypeptides isolated from the plant yield cystine, glutamic acid, phenyalanine, tyrosine and methionine on hydrolysis. In addition, the aerial parts contain apigenin, cinnaroside, and sulfur compounds like diethyl-(2,2')-5-hydroxy-methyl-5'-(butyl-3-en-11-ynil) derivatives of angelic acid, butyric acid, senecic and tiglic acids.
The whole plant contains nicotine and stigmasterol. Proximal analysis of seeds: water: 0%; proteins: 15.6%, fats: 13.1%.
The entire plant contains triterpenes: ecalbatin, echinocystic acid, oleanic acid, ursolic acid; flavone: luteolin (Pandex et al., 2000; Zhao et al., 2002; Zhang et al., 1996).
- 1.Botanical info and medicinal uses of Ecliptae Herba.
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