Convallarin

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Convallarin
Names
Other names
Convallarinum
Identifiers
Properties
C34H62O11[1][unreliable source?]
Molar mass 646.496 g/mol
Appearance White
Structure
rectangular prisms or crystalline powder
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Convallarin is a crystalline glucoside extracted from the Lily of the Valley plant (Convallaria majalis)[2]

It may be obtained from the alcoholic extract of the residue from which the convallamarin has been removed with water. The alcoholic solution is treated with lead acetate, the filtrate freed from lead by hydrogen sulfide, and crystallised by concentration. An aqueous solution froths like soap and water when shaken. By long boiling with diluted acids it is split up into glucose and convallaretin.

Action and uses[edit]

Convallarin causes nausea and diarrhea.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ henriettesherbal.com
  2. ^ "Materia Medica, General Therapeutics, and Pharmacy". The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 57 (114): 527–528. April 1869.