The plant contains the powerful alkaloid Berberine and the lesser alkalines Oxyacanthine
and Berbamine; tannins, gum, resin and starch.
orthobotrys roots including pakistanine, 1-O-methylpakistanine, pakistanamine, aromoline, chitraline, kalashine and oxyacanthine
(Hussain et al.
Plant contains Berberine, jatrorrhizine, o-methylcorydine-N-oxide palmitine, oxyacanthine
The major components of Berberis are berberine, a yellow colored isoquineoline alkaloid, beramine and oxyacanthine
, which are both white alkaloids, along with phytosterin, gum and sugar.
Berberis aquifolium contains berberine, berbamine, oxyacanthine
bealei, include berberine, palmatine, magnoflorine, jatrorrhizine, oxyacanthine
, berbamine, columbamine, isotertrandrine and epiberberine (Ji et al.