Natural Compounds Company Profile

Herboreal Ltd

Herboreal Ltd, manufactures and supplies naturally occurring furocoumarins for the R&D sector and provides the industry with milligram to multi-gram quantities.

At Herboreal Ltd we are committed to providing high quality rare furocoumarins and derivatives for research and development purposes. The access to state of the art NMR spectrometer, LC-MS, and flash column chromatography allows the company to produce large quantities of a growing range of compound and to conduct in-house quality control tests.

Our current catalogue features a range of 24 naturally occurring furanocoumarins (psoralens and isopsoralens) of high interest for the drug, biotechnology, food and cosmetic industries. Furocoumarins are bioactive natural compounds known for their reaction with DNA, fatty acids and proteins. They have been used in the treatment of Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Eczema and Alopecia for many years and as chemical reagent to study the secondary structure of nucleic acids. Natural DNA intercalator and crosslinker, Furocoumarins are also used for the fabrication of DNA labelling kits. These compounds show spasmolytics, Immuno-modulators, Photo-decontaminant of pathogens, anti T-cell Lymphoma or anti-inflammatory activities, one was recently found a potent anti HIV-1 replication and one is currently in phase III trial as a potential anti HIV Drug.


Contact Information

  • Address: Joseph Black Building, West mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ, United Kingdom
  • Telephone number: +44 (0) 131 650 4825
  • Fax number: +44 (0) 131 650 4825
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