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Arctium lappa L. (Asteraceae) occupies a prominent position in the ethnotherapeutics practices. The herb is known to contain a number of bioactive metabolites, which have immense therapeutic value. The objective of our present investigation was to estimate the variation of metabolites in different parts and phonological stages of A. lappa. This investigation has been done using a high-performance thin-layer chromatography technique. The present analysis reveals that the root (vegetative stages) holds the significantly high content of triterpenoids (betulinic acid, oleanolic acid, and lupeol), in comparison to the reproductive stage.

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