phytochemical studies:


* Alkaloids of Acacia simplicifolia, Poupat et al, Phytochemistry, #15:2019-20, 1976.

Bark found to contain the alkaloids N-methyltryptamine, N,N-dimethyltryptamine and 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-B-carboline, leafy stems contain these three alkaloids plus N,N-formylmethyltryptamine and another unidentified base in very low concentrations. In Fiji bark decoction used as a purgative, cold phyllode decoction for stomach ache.
Stem bark, total alkaloid %3.6, %40 N-methyltryptamine, %22.5 N,N-dimethyltryptamine, %12.7 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-B-carboline.
Twigs, total alkaloid %0.11, %26.3 N-methyltryptamine, %6.2 N,N-dimethyltryptamine, %5.8 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahyrdo-B-carboline, %1.6 N,N-formylmethyltryptamine.