Origin of brucine
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Gallic acid occurs but seldom in nature; and always united to brucine, veratrine, or lime.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
In a physiological sense, brucine may be considered a diluted strychnine.
It is also obtained as a decomposition product of brucine or strychnine, when these alkaloids are distilled with zinc dust.
Brucine fully neutralises acids, and forms salts, which are for the most part crystalline.
A sample examined by Dragendorff yielded—strychnine, 0·8 per cent.; brucine, 3·2 per cent.