Analysis of sterol compounds from Sambucus ebulus
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Sambucus ebulus L. (Caprifoliaceae) is a species native to Europe, southwestern Asia, and northwestern Africa. Plants from Sambucus genus are known in folk medicine for their health benefits, especially Sambucus nigra L., which has been used in different studies.[1, 2, 3].
Sambucus ebulus L. is mentioned in Romanian folk medicine in the treatment of rheumatic pain or cold. Leaves are applied externally to treat wounds, inflammations, and burns. Roots are used in diets for their laxative and diuretic properties. Roots are also a potent appetite supressant. The anti-inflammatory effect of Sambucus ebulus L. has been reported [4,5] and the wound healing potential has been studied , but in the specialty papers there are very little data on the chemical composition of this plant.
Phytosterols are present in plant cells as important components of membranes . Campesterol and stigmasterol are the most abundant phytosterols in nature, and a large number of oxidation products can be...
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