147. HEPATICA.—LIVERWORT. The leaves of Anem'one hepa'tica Linné. Habitat: North America and Europe. Heart-shaped, about 50 mm. (2 in.) long, slightly leathery; inodorous; astringent and bitter. The more correct synonym for this plant is liverleaf, as the term liverwort is applied to a family of cryptogamic, moss-like plants—Hepaticae. Used as a demulcent and tonic. Dose: 1/2 to 2 dr. (2 to 8 Gm.) in decoction.
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.