Sanicula. Sanicula marilandica. Sanicle.
Sanicula. Sanicula marylandica L. Sanicle, Fr. Sanikel, G.—The root of this indigenous umbellifer is popularly known in some parts of the country by the name of black snake-root. It is fibrous and of an aromatic taste, and, according to C. I. Houck (A. J. P., vol. xiv, 463), contains a volatile oil and a resin. It has been used in intermittent fever, and also in chorea by Zabriskie. Dose of powder to children eight years old, half a drachm (2.0 Gm.) three times a day. (Am. J. M. S., n. s., xii, 374.)
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.