Physostigma venenosum

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Related to Physostigma venenosum: ordeal bean, Strychnos nux-vomica
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Synonyms for Physostigma venenosum

tropical African woody vine yielding calabar beans

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Physostigma venenosum was used traditionally in Africa as a ritual poison, claimed to determine the guilt or innocence of person accused of a crime.
Along with the prototype inhibitor of AChE physostigmine, obtained from the plant Physostigma venenosum, other molecules with highly significant anti-cholinesterase activity are huper-zine-A, galantamine, [alpha]-viniferin and ursolic acid obtained from Huperzia serrata, Galanthus nivalis and Narcissus sp.