Ledol

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Ledol
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Identifiers
PubChem 92812
ChemSpider 83783
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C15H26O
Molar mass Script error g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Ledol is a poisonous sesquiterpene that can cause cramps, paralysis, and delirium.[citation needed] Caucasian peasants used Rhododendron plants for these effects in shamanic rituals according to Steve Andrews in Herbs of the Northern Shaman: A Guide to Mind-Altering Plants of the Northern Hemisphere.

Sources

Main article: Labrador tea

Labrador tea contains ledol, an herbal tea (not a true tea) made from three closely related species:

      
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