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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It revealed that only 10 of 17 root products met USP's proposed alkaloid content standards; five products contained little or no hydrastine, unusual berberine: hydrastine ratios, and unexpected peaks.
Goldenseal plants are grown on farms for use as herbal supplements, but the quantity of its expected active components (berberine and hydrastine) has been inconsistent in commercial products.
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.