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90. Plumbagineae.—Leadwort family.

422. STATICE.—MARSH ROSEMARY. The root of Stat'ice limo'nium Linné, growing in flat marshes along the Atlantic. coast of the United States. Spindle-shaped, from 300 to 600 mm. (12 to 24 in.) long, and about 25 mm. (1 in.) thick; externally rough, purplish-brown; bark thick; wood yellowish, in narrow wood-wedges; inodorous; bitter and strongly astringent. It contains about 12 per cent. of tannin and is used like catechu and kino in diarrhea, but more particularly as an astringent gargle in ulcerations of the mouth and throat, and as an injection. Dose: 10 to 30 gr. (0.6 to 2 Gm.).

423. BAYCURU.—The root of Statice brasilien'sis Boissier. Habitat: Brazil. One of the most powerful of astringents, chiefly used locally in gargle, injection, and lotion.


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



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