Tumor‐inhibitory agent from Hyptis emoryi (Labiatae)

K. Sheth, S. Jolad, R. Wiedhopf, J. R. Cole

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The extract of Hyptis emoryi (Labiatae) has shown tumor‐inhibiting properties in the 5WA16 test system of the Cancer Chemotherapy National Service Center. By means of melting point, mixed melting point, IR, mass spectrometry, elemental analysis, and preparation of derivatives, the agent responsible for this action was shown to be betulinic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1819
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of pharmaceutical sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1972


  • Antitumor agents—betulinic acid isolated from Hyptis emoryi, identified as the tumor‐inhibiting constituent
  • Betulinic acid—identified as the tumor‐inhibiting constituent of Hyptis emoryi
  • Hyptis emoryi (Labiatae)—identification of betulinic acid as tumor‐inhibiting constituent
  • Medicinal plants—isolation and identification of betulinic acid from Hyptis emoryi as antitumor agent

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  • Pharmaceutical Science


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