Botanical Source: Fructus Ligustri Lucidi
CAS No.: 77-52-1
Other Name: Prunol, Malol, beta-Ursolic acid
Specifications: Ursolic Acid 25%~98% by HPLC
Ursolic acid is a kind of tritepene compound existing in natural plant with various kinds of biological effects such as sedation, anti inflammation, antibiosis, anti diabetes, antiulcer etc. In recent years, it has been found that it has functions of anticancer and antiangiogenesis. It possibly becomes one of the new type anticancer drugs with low toxicity and high efficiency. For strong antioxygen function, ursolic acid is widely used as material of medicine and cosmetics.
Ursolic acid has medicinally action, both topically and internally. Ursolic acid is used in many cosmetic preparations for its anti-inflammatory, antitumor and antimicrobial properties.
Ursolic acid has antibacterial and antifungal activity. Tests have shown that Ursolic acid inhibits the growth of Candida albicans and Microsporium lenosum.
Ursolic acid has anti-inflammatory properties and is used in ointments to treat burns.