Scutellaria lateriflora (whole plant).

Characters. - About twenty inches (50 centimetres) long, smooth; stem quadrangular, branched; leaves opposite, petiolate, about two inches (5 centimetres) long, ovate-lanceolate or ovate-oblong, serrate; flowers in axillary, one-sided racemes, with a pale blue corolla and a two-lipped calyx, closed in fruit, the upper lip helmet-shaped; odour slight; taste bitterish.

Preparation.

U.S.P.

Dose.

Extractum Scutellariae Fluidum..............................................................

1-2 fl. dr.

Uses. - As a remedy it has little value. It has been used as a nervine tonic in neuralgia, chorea, delirium tremens, and nervous exhaustion.