Additional Names: Manacan; camganiba; geratacaca; vegetable mercury
Literature References: Dried root of Brunfelsia hopeana Benth. (Franciscea uniflora Pohl), Solanaceae. Habit. Brazil. Constit. The alkaloid manacine, a second principle probably identical with gelsemic acid, and a fluorescent substance probably identical with esculetin.
Therap-Cat: Formerly as antisyphilitic.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.