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Extraction of phytochemicals betulin and betulinic acid from the chaga mushroom and their effect on MCF-7 Cells
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) grows on birch trees found mainly in temperate regions like Canada, Northern United States and Siberia. It contains phytochemicals such as betulin and betulinic acid, which are a ...
Improved anti-melanoma and anti-melanogenic effects of birch bark triterpenes delivered in ethosomes
North American birch species of the boreal forest contain significant amounts of pentacyclic triterpenes in their outer bark. Betulin (BE) and betulinic acid (BA), pentacyclic triterpenes readily extracted from outer birch ...