Nat. ord., Leguminosae.

Synonym. - Mucuna p.

Cowhage, or Cow-itch.

Characters. - Strong, brown, stinging hairs, that cover the legumes of this plant, and which cause an intolerable itching when placed on the skin.

A fragmentary proving of this is given in North Amer. Journ. of Horn., vol. i.

Part employed. - The setae which cover the pods.

Preparation. - Tincture (proof spirit).