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Siegesbeckia. Siegesbeckia orientalis.

Botanical name:

Siegesbeckia. Siegesbeckia orientalis L. (Fam. Compositae).—This plant is used in the Mauritius Islands in syphilis, leprosy, and various skin diseases. A white, crystalline principle, darutine, has been discovered in it by M. L. Auffray. (P. J., vol. xvi, 1047; also B. M. J., June 25, 1887.)


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



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