Constituents of aromatic plants: elemicin.


No results of short-term or chronic toxicity studies have been found. Elemicin did induce UDS in hepatocytes from male rats. Studies on carcinogenicity were negative, but the 1'-hydroxy-metabolite of elemicin gave positive and negative results. The total intake of elemicin from essential oil seems to be limited. The main source of intake appears to be… (More)