Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum L.)
The toxic principles include the bitter resinous substance, podophyllin, which is extractable with alcohol and precipitated in water. Podophyllin is actually a mixture of at least 16 physiologically active compounds, which are divisible into 2 groups, the lignans and flavonols. One of the active lignans is podophyllotoxin.
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