Thursday, 28 April 2016

Detection of aristolochic acids i and II in "chiniy-trèf", a traditional medicinal preparation containing caterpillars feeding on Aristolochia trilobata L. in Martinique, French West Indies (Article)

Volume 114, 1 May 2016, Pages 28-30

Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, UMR 8638 COMETE CNRS, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France
Centre Antipoison de Paris, AP-HP Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris,


"Chiniy-trèf" is a traditional medicinal preparation used in Martinique, French West Indies, for the prevention of all kinds of attempted poisoning and hex. It is produced by the maceration in alcohol (mostly rum) of larvae (caterpillars) of the butterfly Battus polydamas ssp. cebriones, feeding on the leaves of Aristolochia trilobata. Aristolochic acids I and II that are well-known nephrotoxic and carcinogenic substances were identified on two samples of "chiniy-trèfl" by chromatographic methods. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Author keywords

Aristolochic acids; Chiniy-trèf; Traditional medicine
ISSN: 00410101 CODEN: TOXIASource Type: Journal Original language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2016.02.013Document Type: Article
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
  Boucaud-Maitre, D.; Dispositif de Toxicovigilance Antilles, Centre Hospitalier de la Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe;
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