A man-made chemical structure is actually a natural product!

Originally posted on Naturalproductman's Blog:

Here’s an interesting report from ACIE: Michel De Waard and co-workers from CNRS found tramadol, a compound designed as a simplified structure of morphine to treat pain and manufactured by Grunenthal GmbH (Germany), in Nauclea latifolia Sm. (Rubiaceae) plant, also known as the African peach or pincushion plant.

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