Ursolic acid, whose alternative names are Prunolo and Malolo is a cyclic triterpene hydroxyacid penta with brute or molecular formula: C30H48O3.
Ursolic acid was first identified in the 1920s, when it was found in fruit skins and herbs such as rosemary and thyme.
In vitro studies have linked ursolic acid to a series of health benefits: it can inhibit the proliferation of various types of cancer cells and decrease the proliferation of cancer cells. It has the ability to increase the amount of muscle and brown fat while decreasing white fat in the human body.
Ursolic acid is a compound which in addition to being found in the waxes of apple peels is present in some plants such as Mirabilis jalapa, Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis L.), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus Willd.), Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.), Oregano marjoram (scientific name Origanum majorana L., 1753), Italian helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don, 1830), Agrimonia (Agrimonia eupatoria L.).
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