Isolation and characterization of yuremamine, a new phytoindole

Planta Med. 2005 Nov;71(11):1053-7. doi: 10.1055/s-2005-873131.


Yuremamine was isolated and characterized from the stem bark of Mimosa tenuiflora. This plant is still used by indigenous peoples in North-eastern Brazil to make yurema, a psychoactive beverage that is used for medico-religious purpose ( jurema preta or vinho da jurema, in Portuguese). The characterization of this novel compound by NMR and mass spectrometry introduces a new class of phytoindoles.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Indoles / chemistry*
  • Indoles / classification
  • Indoles / isolation & purification
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Mimosa / chemistry*
  • Molecular Structure
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Plant Bark / chemistry
  • Plant Extracts / chemistry*
  • Plant Extracts / classification
  • Plant Extracts / isolation & purification
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry


  • Indoles
  • Plant Extracts
  • Yuremamine