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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 487-11-6
ATC code  ?
PubChem 10248
ChemSpider 9830
Chemical data
Formula C12H16O3
Mol. mass 208.25 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status Uncontrolled
Routes Oral

Elemicin is a natural organic compound that is a constituent of the essential oil of nutmeg. It is partially responsible for the psychoactive effects of nutmeg.[1] Elemicin is also a minor constituent of the oleoresin and essential oil of Manila Elemi (Canarium luzonicum). One study found it to comprise 2.4% of the fresh essential oil.[2] Elemicin, as well as myristicin, have anticholinergic effects.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Shulgin, Alexander T.; Sargent, Thornton W.; Naranjo, Claudio (1967). "Chemistry and psychopharmacology of nutmeg and of several related phenylisopropylamines". United States, Public Health Service Publication (1645): 202–214.  
  2. ^ Baser, Kemal Hüsnü Can .; Özek, Temel; Kürkçüoglu, Mine; Villanueva, Merle A. (1993). "The Composition of Manila Elemi Oil" (PDF). Flavour and Fragrance Journal 8: 35–37. doi:10.1002/ffj.2730080107.  
  3. ^ McKenna A, Nordt SP, Ryan J (August 2004). "Acute nutmeg poisoning". European Journal of Emergency Medicine : Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine 11 (4): 240–1. PMID 15249817.  


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