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n.1.(Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid extracted from the stavesacre (Delphinium staphisagria), as a colorless amorphous powder.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Larkspur contains a powerful number of toxins: alkaloids such as delphinine, delphisine, delpinoidine, staphisagrine and aconitic acid.
It is a well-known fruit because of its high antioxidant activity for the presence of anthocyanins (delphinine, peonidin, malvidin, and cyanidin) and other phenolic compounds (quercetin, myricetin, gallic acid, ellagic acids, hydroxycinnamic and hydroxybenzoic acid derivatives, and others) in very high concentrations.
Chemical constituents: Roots contain delphinine, delphisine, delphinodien, staphisangarine and a resin (Khare, 2007).