White crystal or crystalline powder, slightly acidic taste. It is soluble in boiling water, slightly soluble in water (0.5%) at 25 ℃, easily soluble in dilute acid and sodium hydroxide solution, insoluble in ethanol and ether, and decomposed at 270 ℃. Its isoelectric point is 2.77, and its specific rotation is related to the solvent. It is dextral in acid solution, left in alkali solution and right in water solution. [α]25D+5.05(C=0.5-2.0g/ml,H2O)。
It can be used as electrolyte supplement, amino acid infusion, potassium, calcium and other inorganic ion supplement, fatigue recovery agent, etc.
It is used for arrhythmia, premature beat, tachycardia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, heart failure, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, hepatitis, cirrhosis and other diseases caused by cardiac glycoside poisoning.
It can also be used as biochemical reagent, culture medium and organic synthesis intermediate.
Uses: it is used to synthesize sweetener, medically treat heart disease, as liver function promoter, ammonia antidote, fatigue eliminator, amino acid infusion ingredient, etc. Add to all kinds of cool drinks.