pelletierine

pelletierine

[‚pel·ə′ti‚rēn]
(pharmacology)
C5H10N(CH2)2CHO An alkaloid obtained as a liquid from the root of the pomegranate; boiling point is 195°C; soluble in water, alcohol, and ether; used in medicine.
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The plant's part used to obtain this extract was the fruit, which contained alkaloids (i.e., pelletierine and isopelletierine) and gallic tannins.
Pomegranate contains various nutrients and pharmacological substances such as vitamins (B1, B2, C and niacin), minerals (potassium), amino acids (glutamic acids, aspartic acids) tannins (punicalagin, ellagic acid) and alkaloids (pelletierines), and is a rich source of antioxidants, polyphenols and hydrolyzed tannins.