Latex of Parahancornia amapa which is known as "amapa milk" in folk medicine was extracted with hexane, dichloromethane and methanol. From the hexane and dichloromethane were identified mixtures of 3-O-acyl lupeol esters such as identified previously. In the methanol extract, a large amount of carbohydrates, the phenylethanoid glucoside known as cornoside, other phenylethanoids derivatives and methylmyoinositol were identified. The analysis of IR, NMR and GC-LRMS of the natural compounds and tetra-acetylcornoside and comparison with literature data were used to identify the compounds.
Parahancornia amapa; amapá; phenylethanoids; carbohydrates; cornoside; lupeol esters