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The leaves of Adenodolichos paniculatus (Fabaceae) was collected, identified, dried and pulverized. The pulverized plant material was subjected to microwave assisted extraction using n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol. Column chromatography of the ethyl acetate extract led to a number of fractions. TLC fingerprinting and the spraying reagent (10% H2SO4) was used to identify the fraction containing phytosterols. The isolation and purification afforded a white crystalline powder which was subjected to physical (melting point determination), and spectroscopic identification using IR, 1H and 13C NMR. The compound was identified as a mixture of stigmasterol and β‐sitosterol.