Mikania Guaco. Nat. ord., Compositae.
This is a climbing plant found in intertropical America; it has been introduced into the West Indies. It is described by Humboldt, and is used as an antidote for the bite of venomous snakes. The natives apply the bruised leaves and expressed juice to the bite, and at the same time drink the infusion.
A notice of Guaco will be found in Hale's New Remedies.
Part employed. - The fresh herb
Preparation. - Tincture, which should be imported, as the plant loses its virtues in drying.
Nat. ord., Meliaceae.
Ball-wood. Bois & balle, Bois rouge (Cayenne).
This has been proved by Dr. Petroz, and reported in his Etudes.
Part employed. - Powder of the root.
Preparation. - Tincture.