hyoscyamus, commonly called henbane, is a herb which has been employed from remote times.
The oil of hyoscyamus is poisonous, and contains the alkaloid.
On slaty rocks which form the bed of the ravine or ghat, Dodonæa, hyoscyamus, and Cyrthandracea are found.
The English henbane (hyoscyamus niger) abounds in waste places.
All we can do is to take the druggist's word that the drug at hand was made from Scopolia and not from hyoscyamus niger.
The extract of belladonna is considerably stronger than the extract of hyoscyamus.
It is said to consist of hydrated chloral, potassium bromid, Indian cannabis, and hyoscyamus.
Anodynes, belladonna, hyoscyamus, and opium act as antipyretics simply by quieting the nervous system.
For such patients the tincture of hyoscyamus may be employed in doses ranging from two to four or even six drachms.
In the various forms of insanity the tranquilizing influence of hyoscyamus is highly esteemed.