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“Occurrence of the Synthetic Analgesic Tramadol in an African Medicinal Plant”. 
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Sep 9.
Abstract
The root of the matter: The analgesic tramadol has been isolated from the root bark of N. latifolia, an African medical plant. This finding is a rare example of a common synthetic drug that occurs at considerable concentrations in nature. Cl purple, N blue, O red.
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Follow on research by other groups found evidence that the tramadol found in the trees could have been from cattle or other animals given pharmaceutical tramadol by their tenders.
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