Bioanalytical investigation of asarone in connection with Acorus calamus oil intoxications.

@article{Bjrnstad2009BioanalyticalIO,
  title={Bioanalytical investigation of asarone in connection with Acorus calamus oil intoxications.},
  author={Kristian Bj{\"o}rnstad and Anders Helander and Peter Hult{\'e}n and Olof Beck},
  journal={Journal of analytical toxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={604-9}
}
Preparations of the plant Acorus calamus (calamus or sweet flag) (A. calamus) are available via internet trade and marketed as being hallucinogenic. In 2003-2006, the Swedish Poisons Information Centre received inquiries about 30 clinical cases of intentional intoxication with A. calamus products. The present investigation aimed to identify alpha- and beta-asarone, considered active components of A. calamus, and metabolites thereof in urine samples collected in seven of these cases. To further… CONTINUE READING
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