Contractions. - Seneg. Sng.

Polygala Senega. Nat. ord., Polygalaceae.

Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 58.

Rattlesnake Milkwort, Snakewort. For. names: German, Senegawurzel Giftwidrige, Kreuzblume; French, Polygale de Virginie; Italian, Polygale Virginiana.

Hahitat. - North America.

Part employed. - The dried root, as imported.

Characters. - A knobby root-stalk, with a branched tap-root, of about the thickness of a quill, twisted, and keeled; bark yellowish-brown, sweetish, afterwards pungent, causing salivation; interior woody, tasteless, inert.

Preparation. - Tincture, using proof spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Stapf's Beitr.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.