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Peucedanum. Chucklusa, Hog fennel, Sulphurwort. Peucedanum officinale. Marsh parsley, marsh smallage. Peu

Peucedanum. Chucklusa. Hog Fennel. Sulphurwort.—This is the root of Peucedanum officinale (Fam. Umbelliferae), originally an European plant but now growing in North America. The active constituent of the root is peucedanin, C16H16O4, stated to be diuretic and emmenagogue.

Peucedanum palustre Mnch. Marsh Parsley. Marsh Smallage. Persil de Marais, Fr. Radix Olsnitii. Sumpfsilge, Elsenich, G.—The root of this European umbellifer is, when dried, of a brown color externally, having a strong aromatic odor, and an acrid, pungent, aromatic taste. Peschier found it to contain a volatile oil, a fixed oil, and a peculiar acid which he calls selinic. It has been used for epilepsy in Russia. Dose, from twenty to thirty grains (1.3-2.0 Gm.) thrice daily, rapidly increased to four times the amount. (J. P. C., 1859.)


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



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