Physostigma venenosum

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Related to Physostigma venenosum: ordeal bean, Strychnos nux-vomica
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Noun1.Physostigma venenosum - tropical African woody vine yielding calabar beans
genus Physostigma, Physostigma - African woody vines: calabar beans
calabar bean, ordeal bean - dark brown highly poisonous seed of the calabar-bean vine; source of physostigmine and used in native witchcraft
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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It is a semisynthetic derivative of physostigmine (32) obtained from Physostigma venenosum (Fabaceae).
The best known natural inhibitor of AChE is pyrroloindole alkaloid physostigmine isolated from Physostigma venenosum. Unfortunately, its use is limited due to poor intestinal absorption in humans.
For example excellent AChE inhibitors such as physostigmine and the more recent addition, galanthamine and huperzine A were isolated from Physostigma venenosum, Galanthus species and Huperzia serrata, respectively (Hostettmann et al., 2006; Howes and Houghton, 2003).