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Amarogentin

Amarogentin

Amarogentin (chiratin) is a bitter principle found in gentian root. Of all the bitter principles known, it is among the most bitter. Amarogentin is found in gentian extracts, which are used in antismoking formulae and tonics.


References
Leung, Albert Y. 1980. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredient used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics. John Wiley and Sons, N Y. 409 pp.