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Bulletin of the Lloyd Library of Botany, Pharmacy and Materia Medica Volume 5-9 (Paperback) Loot Price: R385 Discovery Miles 3 850
Bulletin of the Lloyd Library of Botany, Pharmacy and Materia Medica Volume 5-9 (Paperback): Lloyd Library And Museum
Bulletin of the Lloyd Library of Botany, Pharmacy and Materia Medica Volume 5-9 (Paperback): Lloyd Library And Museum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1787 Excerpt: ... of the colour of the spatha, which is beautifully variegated with scarlet and yellow. Common in swamps and borders of meadows. April--May. This plant, which is found native no where but in NorthAmerica, has been considered by botanists as a species of the Arum. But the florets are hermaphrodite, having each of them distinct and perfect corolla, stamina and pistil. It therefore belongs to the first order of this class, and is to be arranged among the aggregate flowers with a common perianthium. The fructification so essentially differs from all the genera of this order, it must, undoubtedly, be considered as a new genus. The vulgar name, by which it is, here, generally known, is taken from its very rank and disagreeable smell, nearly resembling that of a scunk or polecat. The The roots dried and powdered are an excellent medicine in asthmatic cases, and often give relief when other means are ineffectual. It may be given with safety to children as well as to adults; to the former, in doses of four, five or six grains, and to the latter, in doses of twenty grains and upwards. It is given in the fit, and repeated as the case may require. This knowledge is said to have been obtained from the Indians, who, it is likewise said, repeat the dose after the paroxism is gone off, several mornings, then miss as many, and repeat it again; thus continuing the medicine until the patient is perfectly recovered. It appears to be antispasmodic, and bids fair to be useful in many other disorders. In collecting the roots particular care ought to be taken that the white hellebore, or poke root, which some people call scunk weed, be not mistaken for this plant, as the consequence might be fatal. There is an obvious distinction--the hellebore has a stalk, but the scunk cabbage ha...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Lloyd Library And Museum
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-85027-8
Barcode: 9781153850278
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-153-85027-3

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