Contractions. - Asar. Asr.
Asarum Europaeum. Nat. ord., Aristolochiacre.
Synonym. - Asarum vulgare.
Fig. - Flor. Horn., pl. 8.
Asarabacca, Fole's Foot, Hazelwort, Wild Nard. For. names: German, Haselkraut, Hazelwurz; French, Azaret, Bondelle, Cabaret de l'Europe, Orielle d'Homme; Italian, Asaro.
Habitat. - Mountainous woods in most parts of Europe.
Flowering time. - May.
Parts employed. - The entire plant.
Characters. - A shortly creeping root stock, with two kidney-shaped leaves on long stalks; between them a single greenish-brown flower, about half an inch long, on a short re-curved stalk. The leaves, as they fade, emit a peculiar pungent odour.
Time for collecting. - When in flower.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., iii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, Or Globules.