Peganum


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Peganum

a genus of plants in the family Zygophyllaceae. The plants contain β-carboline alkaloids, e.g. harmine, harmalol which cause incoordination and paralysis; includes P. harmala (African rue), P. mexicana (Mexican rue).
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A case of [beta]-carboline alkaloid intoxication following ingestion of Peganum harmala seed extract.
Some subjects mentioned concurrent use of seeds and other drugs such as Leonotis nepetifolia (Klip Dagga, Lion's Ear), dextromethorphan and Peganum harmala.
Gastroprotective mechanism of peganine hydrochloride isolated from Peganum harmala seeds was investigated.
The addition of other psychoactive substances, like the kundur incense mentioned in Shia Islamic hadith, which combines frankincense and the entheogen Peganum harmala (Flattery & Schwartz 1989), would obviously synergize and potentiate the effects with inhalation of MAO-Inhibiting b-carbolines.
Peganine hydrochloride dihydrate isolated from Peganum harmala induced an apoptotic like death by inhibition of DNA topoisomerase I activity, resulting in parasite cell death (Khaliq et al.
David Stophlet Flattery, who proposed that Soma is the plant Peganum harmala, also argued that such preparation should be unnecessary if equivalent results can be obtained "by simply chewing the plant materials, as is the case with psychotropic mushrooms" (Flattery & Schwartz 1989: 33).
In 1928, Elger proved that telepathine was identical to harmine, isolated years earlier from Peganum harmala L.
In addition to the mentioned medicinal plants, there are other valuable medicinal plants present in Wadi Araba, amongst the others are: Anastatica heirochuntica, Conyza incana, Haplophyllum tuberculatum, Maerua crassifolia, Ochradenus baccatus Peganum harmala, and Ricinus communis.
Eight plants were selected for this study: Cleome arabica, Citrullus colocynthis, Datura stramonium, Nerium oleander, Peganum harmala and Pistacia atlantica were collected in the area of Laghouat (400 km south of Algiers); Ricinus communis was obtained from Beni Isguen (Ghardaia, 600 km south of Algiers); and Pistacia lentiscus was collected from Berouaguia (Media, 88 km south of Algiers).