Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystallizable substance, analogous to cholesterol or cholesterin, extracted from the husk of the seed of the yellow lupine, Lupinus luteus.

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Examples

  • Recent clinical studies have verified that red alder contains betulin and lupeol, compounds shown to be effective against a variety of tumors

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  • Aloe Vera contains antiseptic qualities derived from contained lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, phenols, and sulfur.

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  • The mango is one of the rare fruits to contain significant levels of lupeol, a triterpene which has the ability to interfere with the development of cancer cells.

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  • The root and the bark of the muira puama are used, as they are rich in essential oils, plant sterols, coumarin, lupeol, and muirapuamine (an alkaloid).

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  • Studies in rats show lupeol and its derivative can reduce the stones.

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