Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Ilicin is a toxic bitter substance of holly (Ilex aquifolium). Ilicin can be extracted from the leaves and fruit of holly by steam distillation.

Ilicin is a hygroscopic substance that is well soluble in water and 40% alcohol, but insoluble in ether.

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Ilex aquifolium extract (inci);

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Bitter substances; Holly;