Journal of the Chemical Society, Pakistan. VOL. 2, NO.2 (1980) Phytochemical Report
Isolation of β-Sitosterol and Ursolic Acid from Morinda Citrifolia Linn.
Viqar Uddin Ahmad and Shaheen Bano

A crystalline greenish yellow solid was extracted from the fresh leaves of Morinda citrifolia Linn. On recrystallization from methanol, white, shiny crystals were obtained. This compound was identified as ursolic acid. A second substance isolated was β-sitosterol.