Calliandrein.—A glucoside (probably a saponin) obtained from Calliandra grandiflora Benth. (Fam. Leguminosae), a Mexican shrub. It is a white, odorless powder soluble in water, the solution forming a heavy froth on shaking. It possesses antipyretic properties, having been administered with asserted good results in intermittent fever. Dose, one grain (0.065 Gm.).
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.