(Eupatorium rugosum Hout.)
(formerly known as Eupatorium urticaefolium)
- The apparent toxic principle in white snakeroot has been given the trivial name
tremetol. It has been described as a fat-soluble, high molecular weight alcohol.
- Crude tremetol, was later shown to be separable into a toxic ketone fraction (61%)
(tested in goldfish) and a nontoxic sterol fraction (39%). The ketone fraction was later
separated into tremetone, dihydrotremetone, and hydroxytremetone. These may all be
components of a fragile tremetol molecule.
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Last updated: January 17, 1996
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