Nat. ord., Leguminosae.
Characters. - Lanceolate or obovate leaflets, about an inch long, unequally oblique at the base, brittle, greyish-green, of a faint peculiar odour, and mucilaginous sweetish taste. The unequally oblique base and freedom from bitterness distinguish the Senna from the Argel leaves, which moreover are thicker and stiffer.
There is a proving of this in Noack and Trinks.
Parts employed. - The leaves, as imported from Alexandria.
Preparation. - Tincture (proof spirit).
8Erpentaria, vide Aristolochia Serpentaria. S1Lphium Laciniatum.
Resin Wood. Compass Plant.
A plant found growing on the prairies of Illinois and Wisconsin, from thence southward and westward. Its lower leaves are said to have the remarkable property of uniformly presenting their edges northward and southward.
Characters. - The plant is very rough and bristly throughout, with a stout stem and pinnate leaves petioled and clasping at the base. Heads few and somewhat racemed.
From the action it is said to have on mucous membrane, its virtues are likely to be tested.
A short notice will be found in Hale's New Remedies,
Parts employed. - The leaves.
Preparation. - Tincture,