The remedies in common use are the polygala seneca or Aristolochia serpentaria, employed as a decoction.
Though I knew it not then, it was the famed “snake-root” (polygala senega).
It is to be found in August and September on the common milkwort (polygala vulgaris).
Root of seneka, polygala seneka, of elicampane, inula helenium.
Seneca Snakeroot is often much adulterated with the roots of other species of polygala and of other plants.
The hardy annual varieties of polygala are obtained by seed sown in peat.
A white odourless powder, discovered by Gehlin in the bark of seneka root (polygala Senega).
The genus polygala is well known from the very handsome greenhouse plants which it contains.
But the polygala is quite inodorous, while the guaco gives forth a strong aromatic smell, resembling valerian.
Quercus callicarpifolius appeared soon after, with polygala linearis, Scitamineæ are common in the valley.