Beta-Solamarine: Tumor Inhibitor Isolated from Solanum dulcamara

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Science  31 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3705, pp. 1827-1828
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3705.1827


An alcoholic extract of Solanum dulcamara L., a plant widely used in folk medicine for treating cancers and warts, shows tumor-inhibitory activity against Sarcoma 180 in mice. Systematic fractionation of the extract has led to isolation and characterization of β-solamarine as an active principle.