Capsella bursa-pastoris

Marco Bleeker mbleeker at
Fri Jan 15 12:49:59 EST 1999

On Fri, 15 Jan 1999 02:39:15 +0200, "Effie Hanlidou"
<chanlidu at> wrote:

>Does anyone knows if Capsella bursa-pastoris contains alkaloids? I have
>found an old report by Georghiu et al. (Chem. Abstracts 54, 11375, 1960) for
>the occurrence of alkaloid compounds, and nothing since then.

Carol A. Newall, Linda A. Anderson, J. David Phillipson, 1996. Herbal
Medicines, A Guide for Health-care Professionals. The Pharmaceutical
Press, London (UK). ISBN 0-85369-289-0. Page 245-246

mentions "unidentified crystalline alkaloids", and points to 

Kuroda K, Kaku T. Pharmacological and chemical studies on the alcohol
extract of Capsella bursa-pastoris. Life Sci 1969; 8: 151-5

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