Chemical constituents: The seeds have cuscutin, cerotic
, linolenic, linolic, oleic, stearic and palmitic acid, quercetin, hyperoside, amerbelin (Baquar, 1989; Haq and Hussain, 1993; Prajapati et al., 2003; Khare, 2007).
catappa seed oil, but long chain fatty acids such as Arachidonic acid (C20:0), lignoceric (C24:0) and cerotic
(C26:0) acid; Polyunsaturated fatty acids such as linolenic acid (C18:3) were not detected in T.
quinazoline-3-ol; 2',4-dihydroxychalcone-4- glucoside; 6-hydroxypeganine; 9-acetamido-3,4- dihydropyrido-(3,4-B)-indole; adhatodic acid; adhatodine; adhatonine; anisotine; anisotinine; arachidic acid; behenic acid; b-sitosterol; b- sitosterol-b-D-glucoside; betaine; cerotic
acid; deoxyvascinone; lignoceric acid; linoleic acid; O-ethyl-a-D-galactoside; oleic acid; oscine; peganine; vasakin; vasicine; vasicinine; vasicinol; vasicinone; vasicol; vasicoline; vasicolinone; visicinolone .
acid, montanic acid, melissic acid and palmitic acid were found in low amounts ( less than 5 %) while trycosylic acid (4.83 %) was the only fatty acid with odd number of carbon atoms.