The dried unexpanded flower-heads of Artemisia maritima, var. Stechmanniana.

Imported from Russia.

Characters. - Flower-heads resembling seeds in appearance, fusiform, blunt at each end, pale greenish-brown, smooth; odour strong, taste bitter, camphoraceous. Flower-heads not round or hairy.

Composition. - Santonin about 2 per cent., also essential oil and fatty acids.

Preparation.

B.P. and U.S.P.

Dose.

Santoninum................................................................................................

2-6 gr.