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A preliminary TLC study of Bobinsana bark - Calliandra angustifolia

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Been trying to find answers to whether Bobinsana bark should be treated as a potential MAOI due to possible β-carbolines or if the modern guides are correct in stating:



 "There are some rumors about Bobinsana containing psychoactive alkaloids however these are completely unproven by any lab test and the effects of Bobinsana do not coincide at all with the effects of the rumored alkaloids."


"...it is generally believed species of Calliandra do not produce alkaloids, they are characterised instead by the synthesis of non-protein amino acids which are pipecolic acid and their derivatives" 


Here's some very preliminary TLC results and a write-up








Note: The initial UV fluorescent band was only visible with one wavelength light and a more typical UV light failed to show it, contrary to more common β-carbolines which were strongly visible

If anyone has input that would be appreciated.

Edited by Alchemica
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