STUDIES ON THE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY AND CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF BOLAX GUMMIFERA (LAM.) SPRENGEL
The methanolic extract showed toxicity to the Artemia salina nauplii (LC50 = 142 μg/ml). Taking into account this result and the fact that no phytochemical study on this species was reported in the literature, the bioassay-guided fractionation was carried out in order to study and isolate the bioactive constituents. The main component isolated from the sodium hydroxide fraction was identified as bornyl-p-hydroxy-trans-cinnamate, whose activity is under investigation.