A Novel Triterpenoid Saponin from the Leaves of Majorana Hortensis (MOENCH)

  • R. N. Yadava
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 405)


Majorana hortensis Moench (Labiatae, common name: ‘murwa’ in Hindi), commonly grown in southern Europe, North Africa, and India, is widely used as an indigenous drug for treating asthma, hysteria, and paralysis1. A literature survey reveals the presence of different flavones in the leaves of the plant2,3. The present paper deals with the isolation and structural elucidation of a new triterpenoid saponin, provisionally named murwaoside (1).


Hydrogen Phthalate Secondary Hydroxy Group Triterpenoid Glycoside Secondary Alcoholic Group Usual Workup 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. N. Yadava
    • 1
  1. 1.Natural Products Laboratory Department of ChemistryDr. H.S. Gour UniversitySagarIndia

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