Called also Pariglin, Salseparin, and Paral-linic Acid. A peculiar principle obtained from the various kinds of Sarsaparilla.

Med Prop. awl Action. According to Palotta,§ it acts as a depressent in doses of gr. ij. - xiij. He found it reduce the circulation, cause constriction of the oesophagus, and excite nausea and diaphoresis. Cullerior || gave it to nine Syphilitic patients. In doses of gr. vj. the stomach readily supported it; but gr. ix. caused weight of the stomach and nausea. It appeared to relieve the symptoms, and in one case effected a cure. (Pereira.)