This is a minor metabolite of myristicin created in vivo after oral or topical use.  It also occurs naturally in nutmeg. This compound is not an alkaloid and is believed to have no psychedelic action in man.
The exact P450 enzyme responsible for creating this metabolite in the liver is currently unknown. The P450 enzymes CYP2C9, CYP2A6, CYP2D6, and CYP2E1 play a role in oxidizing the closely related allylbenzene safrole into 1'-hydroxysafrole.
Synonyms: Anthriscinol; 3-Methoxy-4,5-methylenedioxycinnamyl alcohol
PubChem Compound ID: 11389746
Molecular Weight: 180.20048 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula: C10H12O3
IUPAC Name: 3-methoxy-5-prop-2-enylbenzene-1,2-diol
Canonical SMILES: COC1=CC(=CC(=C1O)O)CC=C