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Cassine peragua.

CASSINE PERAGUA, L. Schoepf. Ilex vomitoria, Ait. This, by some, is said to be the true Cassine of the Florida tribes; but C. ramulosa, Raf. Ilex cassine and dahon, Viburnum cassinoides, are all equally so named and used. The leaves are bitterish, sudorific and diuretic, vomitive and purgative in strong decoctions, called black drink by the Indians. Said to be useful in gravel, nephitis, diabetes, fevers, and small pox.


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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