hydrastine


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hydrastine

[′hī·dra‚stēn]
(organic chemistry)
C21H21NO6 An alkaloid isolated from species of the family Ranunculaceae and from Hydrastis canadensis; orthorhombic prisms crystallize from alcohol solution, melting point 132°C; highly soluble in acetone and benzene, soluble in chloroform, less soluble in ether and alcohol.
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GOLDENSEAL An essential part of any Cherokee Indian healer's medicine chest, the dried root of this plant contains berberine, which gives it a bright yellow colour, and hydrastine - two plant nutrients that increase the power of the immune system.
Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal) is an herbaceous understory perennial, native to the eastern forests of North America, and is valued for its fleshy rhizomes, which contain the important alkaloids hydrastine and berberine.
Comments: Golden Seal contains hydrastine and berberine.