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364. Anhalonium lewini.

Botanical name:

364. ANHALONIUM LEWINI, Henning.—A Mexican cactus, acting powerfully as a cardiac and respiratory stimulant; it has been used to a slight extent in medicine in angina pectoris and asthmatic dyspnea. A source of mescal buttons. A powerful habit-forming narcotic and intoxicant.


A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.



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