Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Brucine

Brucine,an alkaloid found with several others in nux vomica and St. Ignatius' bean. It crystallises in prisms, soluble in water and alcohol, and is characterised by giving a fine red colour with nitric acid. It is closely allied in its action to strychnine (q.v.), but is more readily soluble than the latter.