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Caralluma Fimbriata Ingredients

by admin on October 3, 2010

Caralluma fimbriata is a succulent plant in the family Apocynaceae. It has been eaten in rural India for centuries, raw, as a vegetable with spices, or preserved in chutneys and pickles, and is often found as a roadside shrub or boundary marker. The Caralluma genus is one of edible cacti, which includes several species, many of which grow across India.

The key phytochemical constituents are the Pregnane Glycosides,Flavone Glycosides, Megastigmane Glycosides, Bitters principles, Saponins etc., The following are the specific active components:

CaratubersideA
CaratubersideB
Bouceroside I
Bouceroside II
Bouceroside III
Bouceroside IV
Bouceroside V
Bouceroside VI
Bouceroside VII
Bouceroside VIII
Bouceroside IX
Boucemide X
Tomentogenin
Sitosterol,
Luteolin-4neohesperidoside, and
Kaempferol-7-0-neohesperidoside.

The Pregnane glycosides are common to the Caraliuma genus and various congeners are to be found in all Caralluma species, including Caralluma fimbriata.

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