sitosterols

sitosterols

(sī-tŏs′tĕr-ŏls)
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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This herbal medication is a mixture taken from different plants that contain cholesterol-like substances called sitosterols or phytosterols (plant-based fats).
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.
Sitosterols are cholesterol-like compounds found in many plants.
compounds (%) fermentation) fermentation Day 0 Day 3 Day 7 Day 0 Day 3 Day 7 Caffeine 74.59 18.26 38.45 46.64 20.26 30.59 Theobromine 37.71 17.59 26.26 35.47 19.22 25.66 [gamma]- ND ND 3.63 0.95 0.43 1.29 tocopherol Stigmasterol 0.51 0.16 1.46 0.69 0.28 0.70 [beta]- 1.07 0.22 1.74 1.31 0.41 1.17 sitosterol Targeted Candida sp.
Plant sterols including sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol are cholesterol-like molecules; the saturated analogues are suggested as effective cholesterol-lowering agents whilst those with ethylidene contain side chain that may behave as antioxidants [27,28].
catappa seed oil were mainly Gamma ([gamma]) sitosterol and beta ([beta]) sitosterol (Table 4).