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Pipermethystine

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Neuropharmacology of medicinal plants - Federico Dajas, Instituto C. Estable, Uruguay

Pipermethystine is a toxic alkaloid present in the aerial (aboveground) portions of the kava plant. It is not a kavalactone, containing no lactone structure. Correctly prepared kava root products will contain almost no pipermethystine.
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