Ursolic acid is a pentacyclic triterpeoid begin by itself in abounding aliment and alleviative plants including apples, cranberries, lavender, oregano, thyme, and prunes. The academician plant, though, holds the greatest absorption of extractable ursolic acid. Academician has one of the longest histories of use of any comestible or alleviative herb, with one of the ancient accurate uses dating aback to aboriginal aeon Greece.
Recent analysis by Reto Asmis, Ph.D., a biochemist in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has affiliated the accepted affection advantageous allowances of the Mediterranean diet to the attendance of ursolic acid and agnate compounds begin in olive oil; fruits such as apples, cranberries and prunes; and herbs such as sage, oregano, lavender and peppermint. According to his research, ursolic acid has anti-atherosclerotic backdrop which accompany agitative new avenues for the blockage of cardiovascular disease.