thermite (Stranger)
05-10-00 04:52
No 2168
      Hoja Santa  Bookmark   

Since the old board is down and cannot presently been Total synth II there was a brief mention of the plant hoja santa as a possible source for safrole.  Does anybody have any experience with it? The only experience I have is steaming fish in the leaves, although tasty not very informative.  I really was not sure where to post this so be kind if you can.  Any thoughtful comment is greatly appreciated.  BTW this stuff grows like crazy and spreads perniciously.

05-11-00 20:08
No 2897
      Re: Hoja Santa  Bookmark   

What climate do these babies grow in? Are they a perenial or a annual?

I imagine they could be refluxed with ethanol or methanol even DCM for extraction then simply distill results keeping the fraction boiling at 232C.

Also known as antibody
05-11-00 20:32
No 2911
      Re: Hoja Santa  Bookmark 

This company sells it.  The latin name is piper auritum.  Do a search on the web.