This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...nauseous; contains asclepion (tasteless), bitter, crystalline principle, caoutchouc (6 p. с of milk-juice), resin, tannin, starch. Used like preceding, also to coat over wounds, ulcers, etc., to promote cicatrization. Dose, gr. 15-40 (1-2.6 Gm.). 8. A. curassav'ica, Bastard Ipecacuanha.--C. and S. America. Flowers bright red; the glossy seed-haire, called vegetable silk, are firmer than the preceding; contains asclepiadin. Used natively as do we the Asclepias tuberosa. 9. Marsden'ia (fíonol'obus) Conduran'go, Condurango.--Ecuador. Climbiug vine, 3-9 M. (10-30) high, bark of the stem used in mediCONVOLVULÁCEA. cinc; occurs in quills or curved pieces, periderm ash-gray, wrinkled, warty, with greenish-Ыаск lichens attached; liber pale brownish and striate, due to stone-cells; odor slight; taste bitter, acrid; contains tannin, a glucoside, an alkaloid (resembling strychnine in action), resins, starch, gum, ash 12 p. с Used for tonic, alterative, rheumatism, cancer. Dose, gr..40 (2 Gm.). вв. CONVOLVULÁCEA. Morning-glory Family. Kon-vol-vu-la'se-e. L. Convolvul-us + acese, fr. convolvere, to roll together, entwine--i. е., referring to stem's twining habit. Herbs, shrubs. Distinguished by twining or trailing habit, roots containing acrid, milky, purgative juice; leaves exstipulate, sometimes parasitic and leafless; calyx 5, imbricate, inferior; corolla regular, 5-plaited or-lobed; ovary 2--4-celled; ovules 2 in each cell; fruit capsule, 2-4celled. Allied to Solanaceœ and Scrophulariaceœ, but differing in habit, alternate leaves, and large solitary seeds, with crumpled embryo; tropics, temperate climates; purgative (glucosides in juices); some roots edible (starch, sugar). Genera: 1. Exo...
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