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Diervilla.

Diervilla. Diervilla Lonicera Mill. (D. trifida Moench.) Bush Honeysuckle.—A low, erect, indigenous shrub, growing in dry woods and rocky places throughout the Eastern Northern States and Canada. L. E. Dawson (Chem. News, 1912) examined the fruit of D. Florida, the dark-red berries contain fructose, fixed oil, tartaric and citric acids and an alkaloid which he believes to be narceine. Charvaux found a glucoside identical with fraxin in D. lutea. (J. P. C., 1911, -2,4:8.) The whole plant is supposed to be possessed of diuretic and astringent properties, and is given in infusion by the eclectics in diseases of the urinary passages.


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



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