Ledol

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Ledol
Ledol.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(1aR,4R,4aS,7R,7aS,7bS)-1,1,4,7-Tetramethyldecahydro-1H-cyclopropa[e]azulen-4-ol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C15H26O
Molar mass 222.372 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Ledol is a poisonous sesquiterpene that can cause cramps, paralysis, and delirium.[citation needed] Caucasian peasants used Rhododendron plants for these effects in shamanistic rituals.[1]

Sources[edit]

Ledol is found in labrador tea,[citation needed] an herbal tea (not a true tea) made from three closely related species:

Ledol is also found in the essential oil of priprioca at a concentration of around 4%.[2]

Ledol is also found to varying concentrations in the following plants:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrews, Steve; Rindsberg, Katrina (April 2001). Herbs of the Northern Shaman: A Guide to Mind-Altering Plants of the Northern Hemisphere. Loompanics Unlimited. ISBN 9781559502115. OCLC 780276732.
  2. ^ Azambuja, Wagner. "Priprioca Essential Oil - Óleos Essenciais O Guia do Brasil". Óleos Essenciais. Brazil. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 1992-2016. Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. https://phytochem.nal.usda.gov/phytochem/chemicals/show/11299?et= https://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1239279