Ergotamine tartrate extracted from Claviceps is used for the cure of

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Claviceps purpurea is a pathogenic fungus belonging to the family Clavicipitaceae. The fungus grows on the rye and other cereal crops. Ergotamine is a secondary metabolite/ergot alkaloid the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea. Ergotamine tartrate (C70H76N10O16, molecular weight: 1313.4) is the tartrate salt form of the alkaloid ergotamine.

The alkaloid ergotamine tartrate is used as a medicine to treats migraine headaches. The alkaloid is used earlier for the treatment of headaches but now the drug is not available.