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583. Helenium.—Sneezewort.

Botanical name:

583. HELENIUM.—SNEEZEWORT. The herb of Helen'ium autumna'le Linné. Habitat: North America. A square-stemmed herb, the leaves and flowers of which, when powdered and snuffed up the nose, produce violent sneezing, hence the name sneezewort. It has been used as an errhine.


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



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