The seed of Strychnos Ignatii.

Characters. - About an inch and a fifth (3 centimetres) long, oblong, or ovate, irregularly angular, dull brownish or blackish, very hard, horny; fracture granular, irregular; the albumen somewhat translucent, enclosing an irregular cavity with an oblong embryo; inodorous; very bitter.

Officinal Preparations.

dose.

Abstractum Ignatiae...................................................................

1 gr.

Tinctura Ignatiae.........................................................................

15 min.-l fl. dr.

Composition. - Its activity depends on the contained brucine and strychnine.