Objective: To study the chemical constituents of radix of Ficus caric L.. Methods: Silica gel column chromatography and recrystallization were used for the isolation and purification of the constituents. The structures were identified on the basis of spectral analysis and by comparison with the data reported in literature. Results: From the petrol-ether fraction of the EtOH extract of the radix of Ficus caric, 2 compounds were isolated and identified as β-sitosterol (compound 1) and lupeol (compound 2); and from the EtOAc fraction of the EtOH extract 3 compounds were isolated and identified as psoralen (compound 3), bergapten (compound 4) and daucosterol (compound 5). Conclusion: Compounds 1, 2 and 5 are isolated from the radix of Ficus caric for the first time.
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