Phytochemical investigation on Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Collebr, an important Ayurvedic plant, revealed the presence of significant amounts of ecdysterone in the stem (0.22%) and leaves (0.12%), in addition to berberine. Ecdysterone was characterized using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (LC-MS). Isolation of this multi- functional bioactive compound will throw light on the chemical basis for the various pharmacological effects of Coscinium plant extract.
S. Chittiyath Madhavan, Chinchu Bose, Mathew, T. Perakathus, and Dr. Asoke Banerji, “Indian medicinal plant, Coscinium fenestratum-A new bio source for the multifunctional bio active molecule–ecdysterone”, International Journal of Herbal Medicine, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 9-12, 2014.