from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid from pomegranate-bark, C8H13NO.
- n. It is a dextrogyrate liquid, boiling at 185°C. Its pharmacodynamic properties resemble somewhat those of curari. The tannate is used as a tæniacide.
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The natural alkaloid — pelletierine — and three others were named after him by their discoverer, Tauret.
It is better to give the "tannate of pelletierine," a compound of tannin and one of the alkaloids that Tanret discovered in pomegranate root.
An analysis of the root bark made by the French chemist Tanret revealed the presence of four alkaloids: pelletierine, isopelletierine
A sufficient dose of tannate of pelletierine is 30-40 centigrams in wafer form, followed by a purge and with the other precautions and preparatory measures mentioned above.