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Molecular weight:

288,30 g/mol

Plant: Alcanna root (Alkanna tinctoria).

  • Is a dye, used for coloring food, cosmetics and medicines
  • It dyes deep red in fatty, oily environment, purple in basic environment



  • Alkannin exhibits antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis
  • The drug was used as a wound ointment in ancient times and is used in more recent studies for the treatment of varicose veins. However, its efficacy has not yet been adequately demonstrated.


  • Toxicity:
    has a laxative effect and stains urine and feces


  • no negative effects of the substance known

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