What is asarone?

Asarone

Asarone, which includes alpha (trans) and beta (cis) types, is an ether found in certain plants such as acorus and asarum. As a volatile fragrance oil, it is used in killing plant fungal pests and bacteria. The toxicity and carcinogenicity of asarone means that it may be difficult to develop practical anthelmintics and insecticides based on it.

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Some articles on asarone:

Asarone - Pharmacology
... The main clinical symptom of asarone is prolonged vomiting that sometimes lasted more than 15 hours ... Asarone is not metabolized to trimethoxyamphetamine as has been claimed by online vendors ... Beta-asarone may be a potential candidate for development as a therapeutic agent to manage cognitive impairment associated with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease ...
Acorus - Regulation
... The questionable chemical derived from the plant was β-asarone ... Diploids do not produce the carcinogenic β-asarone ... strain does not contain the carcinogenic β-asarone ...
Acorus Calamus - Chemistry
... calamus contain alpha-asarone ... Other phytochemicals include Beta-asarone, eugenol Diploids do not contain beta-asarone (β-asarone) ... A recent study showed that beta-asarone isolated from Acorus calamus oil inhibits adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 cells and thus reduces lipid accumulation in fat cells ...
Acorus Americanus - Chemistry
... diets of lab animals over a prolonged period of time with massive doses of isolated chemicals (β-asarone) from the Indian Jammu strain of calamus ... Americanus diploid strain does not contain the procarcinogenic β-asarone ... Research has consistently demonstrated that “β-asarone was not detectable in the North American spontaneous diploid Acorus ” ...
Acorus Calamus - Regulations
... of lab animals over a prolonged period of time with massive doses of isolated chemicals (β-asarone) from the Indian Jammu strain of calamus ... Diploids do not produce the procarcinogenic β-asarone ... American diploid strain does not contain the procarcinogenic β-asarone ...