Related entry: Xanthoxylum
Artar Root.—This is a drug coming from the west coast of Africa, possibly the product of Fagara Xanthoxyloides Lam. (Fam. Rutaceae), the leaves of which have been found in commercial specimens. Two alkaloids have been discovered in it by Giacosa and Nionari, one of which is said to resemble somewhat in its action veratrine, but to be a stimulant to the heart. (Ph. Centralh., 1887, No. xxv.)
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.