6. Hepat'Ica Hepatica (Tri'Loba), Noble Liverwort

Hepat'Ica Hepatica (Tri'Loba), Noble Liverwort. The leaves, official 1830-1880, N. America, Europe. One of our earliest harbingers of spring; acaulescent perennial, flowers, April, bluish, leaves reniform, 5 Cm. (2') long, 3-lobed; contains mucilage, tannin. Used as tonic, demulcent, deobstruent, for liver affections, bronchitis, phthisis; in decoction, infusion. Dose, 3ss-2 (2-8 Gm.).

7. Ranun'Culus Bulbo'Sus, Bulbous Buttercup

Ranun'Culus Bulbo'Sus, Bulbous Buttercup. The corm and herb, official 1820-1880, Europe, N. America. Plant hairy, 15-45 Cm. (6-18') high, bulb at stem base, flowers May, yellow, 5's; contains volatile oil (anemonin + anemonic acid). Used as irritant, diuretic, narcotic; externally in bronchitis, rheumatism, sciatica; in decoction, infusion. Dose, 3ss-l (2-4 Gm.).