Nat. ord., Gentianaceae.

Synonym. - G. Lutetia.

Characters. - Root from half an inch to 1 inch in thickness, several inches in length, often twisted, much wrinkled, or marked with close transverse rings; brown externally, yellow within, tough and spongy; taste at first sweetish, afterwards very bitter.

A short proving is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex.

Part employed. - The root.

Preparation. - Tincture.

ginseng.

Nat. ord., Araliaceae.

Synonym. - P. Quinquefolium. Panax Ginseng.

Characters. - Root fleshy, somewhat spindle-shaped, from 1 to 3 inches long, about as thick as the little finger, terminated by several slender fibres; when dried it. is yellowish-white, and wrinkled externally; within is a hard, central portion, surrounded by a soft whitish bark. It has a feeble odour, and sweet, slightly aromatic taste, resembling that of liquorice root.

A proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex.

Part employed. - The root.

Preparation. - Tincture.