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401. Imperatoria.—Masterwort.

Botanical name:

401. IMPERATORIA.—MASTERWORT. The root of Imperato'ria ostru'thium Linné. Habitat: Southern Europe. A conical root with a dark brownish-gray, annulated and tuberculated bark, inclosing a whitish wood-circle and a resin-dotted central pith; odor angelica-like; taste pungent and bitter. It is a stimulant aromatic, but is rarely used in this country.


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



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