Chemical Constituents Of Microporus xanthopus

Author

Arbaeyah Yahya and Faridah Yusoff1, Unit Perundingan dan Penyelidikan and 1Unit Perkhidmatan Sains Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Semarak, 54100, Kuala Lumpur

Proceeding

Trends in Traditional Medicine Research, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Traditional Medicine & Other Natural Products in Health Care

Date

8/6/1993

Keyword

Microporus Xanthopus, polyporaceae, fungi, sterol.

Abstract

The investigation of the chemical constituents of Microporus xanthopus (Basidiomycetes) showed the existence of white crystals from the extracts of light-petroleum (PCI) and methanol (PC2). The crystals were isolated by chromatography and were identified using spectroscopic analysis. The aim of this work was to find out the medicinal values of M. xanthopus since it was believed to be effective for family-planning among the orang Asli of Perak, Malaysia.