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Arnica.

ARNICA, L. Leopard's Bane. We have several species, A. nudicaule, doronicum, plantagineum, &c. weak equivalents of A. montana (The doronicum - a Senecio - cannot be equivalent. -Henriette), the roots and flowers of which are stimulant and discutient, very useful in palsy, rheumatism, congestions, typhys, &c. It is a narcotic, producing burnings, hemorrhage, vertigo and coma in large doses. Vinegar cures these symptoms.


Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.



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