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Anchietea.

Botanical name:

Anchietea. Anchietea salutaris St. Hil. Cipo Suma. Cipo Carneiro. Pirageia. (Fam. Violaceae.)—The bark of the root of this Brazilian plant contains anchietine, an alkaloid isolated by Peckoldt. (Ber. d. Chem. Ges., 1897, p. 98.) It is used in Brazil in treating scrofula, erysipelas, and eczema. Given in doses of two drachms (7.7 Gm.), it acts as an aperient, while three drachm (11.6 Gm.) doses produce vomiting.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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