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Cytisine is extracted from Thermopsis lanceolata. Stanford Chemicals has been providing quality Cytisine and many other natural plant extract for over 25 years.

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Cytisine Safety Tips

Handling of Cytisine should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling potent active pharmaceutical ingredients. Moderate to severe irritant to the skin and eyes.


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Product Name




Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight


Botanical Source

Thermopsis lanceolata


99% HPLC


White powder to yellow powder


25 kg/drum


Stored in cool & dry places, protected from direct sunlight and heat.

Shelf Life

2 years


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