Pseudoconhydrin, whose brute or molecular formula is: C8H17NO, is one of the alkaloids contained in the hemlock (Conium maculatum L., 1753).
Pseudoconhydrin is a derivative of piperidine.
The presence of pseudoconhydrin, together with the presence of four other alkaloids: conine, conhydrin, methylconicin and conicein make the entire Cicuta plant remarkably poisonous, leading to death if it is taken.
The plant is toxic to both livestock and humans, and for this reason it is ignored by herbivores. The lethal dose for a horse is around 2 kilograms of leaves, while just over half a kilogram is enough for a cow. The lethal dose for a sheep is around 2 hectograms. Birds are generally immune to them.
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