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Isolation of bergenin from the leaves of Flueggea leucopyrus willd (katupila) – a novel method of obtaining bergenin

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M.D.J. Wijayabandara ,

B. Pharm Degree Program, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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M Iqbal Choudhary,

H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi – 75270, PK
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M.D.L.O. Wijayabandara

Institute of Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo, Colombo, LK
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Abstract

Bergenin was isolated as the major active constituent from the leaves of Flueggea leucopyrus Willd. The result of this study also provides for the use of F.leucopyrus as a novel source for the commercial supply of bergenin to the global market as bergenin is a medicinal agent required for the production of various pharmaceutical formulations used in the treatment of a variety of disorders.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/pjsl.v5i0.3
How to Cite: Wijayabandara, M.D.J., Choudhary, M.I. & Wijayabandara, M.D.L.O., (2015). Isolation of bergenin from the leaves of Flueggea leucopyrus willd (katupila) – a novel method of obtaining bergenin. Pharmaceutical Journal of Sri Lanka. 5, pp.10–15. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/pjsl.v5i0.3
Published on 01 Nov 2015.
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