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Berberine content in Coscinium fenestratum grown in Sri Lanka

Abstract

Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr. (Family: Menispermaceae) is one of the most important plants used in traditional systems of medicine. The major compound in the C. fenestratum is berberine. In the present study, berberine content was quantified using C. fenestratum grown in Sri Lanka. Results revealed that hot extraction method was more suitable for getting high yield of berberine from C. fenestratum. In conclusion, this information is useful as guidance for setting a specification of raw materials and extracts of C. fenestratum for pharmaceutical preparations.

LDAM Arawwawala and WAN Wickramaarachchi

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