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Randia. Randia dumetorum.

Botanical name:

Randia. Randia dumetorum Lam. (Fam. Rubiaceae.)—The fruit of this East India shrub is used by the natives as a fish poison, and is said to act in man as an irritating emetic. According to the Pharmacographia Indica, each fruit contains about four grains (0.26 Gm.) of saponin, besides valeric acid. The tincture has been used by James Sawyer (L. L., 1891) as an antispasmodic.


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



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