Derris Root
Title: Derris Root
Additional Names: Tuba root; Deguelia root
Literature References: The roots of plants belonging to the genus Derris, of which more than 80 species have been described. Derris elliptica (Wall.) Benth. and D. malaccensis Prain, Leguminosae are cultivated in British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. Toxicity data: Haag et al., Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 54, 140 (1943).
Properties: LD50 orally in mice: 350 mg/kg (as the dry powdered root (Haag)).
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in mice: 350 mg/kg (as the dry powdered root (Haag))
Use: As insecticide; as a source of rotenone and rotenoid compds.

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