Phytochemical Characterization of the Leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa Grown in USA

  title={Phytochemical Characterization of the Leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa Grown in USA},
  author={F. Le{\'o}n and E. Habib and J. E. Adkins and Edward B. Furr and C. McCurdy and S. Cutler},
  journal={Natural Product Communications},
  • F. León, E. Habib, +3 authors S. Cutler
  • Published 2009
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Natural Product Communications
  • Mitragyna speciosa (Rubiaceae) has traditionally been used in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa and Indonesia as a substitute for opium. Indole alkaloids are the most common compounds that have been isolated. We investigated the constituents of the leaves of M. speciosa that was grown at the University of Mississippi. Several alkaloids were isolated, including ajmalicine, corynantheidine, isomitraphylline, mitraphylline, paynantheine, isocorynantheidine, 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine… CONTINUE READING
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