Narcissus Carlton / daffodil

Narcissus pseudonarcissus (L.) cv. Carlton, Amaryllidaceae

Active substance galantamine
CAS number   357-70-0
Plant part bulbs, flowers
China list yes
Conditions fresh or dried and crushed
Country of origin the Netherlands




Narcissus pseudonarcissus (L.) cv. Carlton: Galantamine Source for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

Narcissus pseudonarcissus, specifically the cultivar Carlton, is cultivated as a primary source of galantamine, a valuable alkaloid extracted from the bulbs of the plant. Galantamine is recognized as the active ingredient used in the treatment of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Cultivation for Galantamine Production:
    • Bulb Extraction: The bulbs of Narcissus pseudonarcissus, particularly the Carlton cultivar, serve as a rich source of galantamine. The alkaloid is extracted from these bulbs through specialized processes to obtain the therapeutic compound.
  2. Galantamine – Active Ingredient:
    • Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment: Galantamine is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically for its effectiveness in treating symptoms related to Alzheimer’s disease.
    • Cholinesterase Inhibitor: It functions as a cholinesterase inhibitor, enhancing the levels of acetylcholine in the brain. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter associated with memory and learning.
    • Cognitive Function Improvement: Galantamine is prescribed to individuals with Alzheimer’s to improve cognitive function, memory, and overall daily functioning.



  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)


  • fresh bulbs in big bags, or 20 kg netlon bags.
  • cut and dried bulbs

We can also provide samples of the product throughout the season.

Additionally, we have our own laboratory where we can assist in facilitating research progression from biomass extracts to targeted suspects through literature investigation, plant species selection, extraction, fractionation, and purification processes. Employing fraction-guided bio-assays and advanced analytical techniques, we verify the presence and assess the bioactivity of these compounds. For more information, please feel free to contact us!

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Active substance

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Country of origin

the Netherlands