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Terpenoid glycosides from the roots of Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br.

Author(s): Abhilasha Mittala and Mohd Ali

Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) is a laticiferous shrub found in tropical and subtropical Asia and Africa. Its roots are prescribed to treat cough, diarrhea, skin diseases, rheumatism and as emetic, expectorant and substituent for ipecacuanha. Two new terpenyl constituents characterized as bisabolan-11,14-diol-14-b-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-b-Dglucopyranoside and 2-limonenyloxybenzoyl-1β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucopyranosyl- (1→2)-β-D-glucuronopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucuronopyranoside along with the known compounds tricapryl glyceride and α-amyrin acetate have been isolated for the first time from the methanolic extract of the roots of C. procera. The structures of these phytoconstituents have been established by analysis of spectral data and chemical reactions.