Revista Cubana de Plantas Medicinales
versão On-line ISSN 1028-4796
RODRIGUEZ LEYES, Eduardo A; GONZALEZ CANAVACIOLO, Víctor L e ADAMES FAJARDO, Yuliamny. Characterization of raw material used in the obtaining of D004 active ingredient. Rev Cubana Plant Med [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1028-4796.
This study summarizes the main findings of the preliminary characterization of the vegetal material obtained from dry and ground Roystonea regia (Kunth) O.F. Cook mature fruits, used to obtain an active ingredient named D-004, a lipid extract from Roystonea regia mature fruits that has shown to prevent testosterone or phenylephrine-induced prostate hyperplasia in rodents. This characterization of the starting vegetal material assessed the content of total and acid-insoluble ash, moisture and oil. The results support preliminary the following acceptance limits, all in dry weight basis, except the moisture: total ash £ 4,6 %, acid-insoluble ash £ 1,9 %; moisture £ 10,8 %; oil content 14,0-36,6 %.
Palavras-chave : Roystonea regia fruits; starting vegetal material; characterization; ashes; moisture; oil.