Planta Med 1980; 38(1): 24-32
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1074833
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Studies on Indonesian Medicinal Plants

III: The Alkaloids of Coscinium fenestratumJ. Siwon, R. Verpoorte, G. F. A. van Essen, A. Baerheim Svendsen
  • Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Leiden, Netherlands.
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Publication Date:
29 April 2008 (online)

Abstract

The stem and root of Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr. (Menispermaceae), collected on South Kalimantan, Indonesia, contain as major alkaloids berberine and jatrorrhizine. Appreciable amounts of berberrubine and NjN-dimethyllindcarpine and small amounts of thalifendine and palmatine are also present. Stem and root contain the same pattern of alkaloids.