Sitosterols | definition of sitosterols by Medical dictionary
A group of similar organic compounds that occur in plants. They contain the steroid nucleus, perhydrocyclopentanophenanthrene. The subgroup beta-sitosterols, which are found in saw palmetto and Prunus africana, are used as herbal treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia and hypercholesterolemia.
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Specific active phytochemical constituents (Flavone glycosides Megastigmane glycosides bitter principles saponine Caratuberside (A and B) Boucerosides (I to X) Tomentogenin Sitosterols
Luteolin-4-neohesperidoside and Kaempferol-7-0-neohesperidosid) can be enhanced by breeding procedures.
are cholesterol-like compounds found in many plants.
catappa seed oil were mainly Gamma ([gamma]) sitosterol
and beta ([beta]) sitosterol