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Bassia longifolia.

Botanical name:

Bassia longifolia L. (Fam. Sapotaceae.)—In this Indian plant, known as mowrah by the natives, there has been found a glucoside which was named mowrin by its discoverers, Moore, Baker, Young and Sawton. According to these investigators, mowrin has a digitalis-like action upon the heart and a saponin-like effect of destroying red blood cells.


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



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