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Sanicula. Sanicula marilandica. Sanicle.

Botanical name:

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.



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