It is the antidote employed by the senega Indians against the bite of the rattlesnake.
The froth produced by shaking an infusion of senega keeps much longer than that produced by an infusion of the adulterant.
From equal parts of squills and senega, as the last, but by displacement.
The central emetics are apomorphine, tartar emetic, ipecacuanha, senega and squill.
Ammonia and senega should be given if the sufferer is very weak.
Acrell, in the Amœnitates Academicæ, informs us that the senega possesses a similar power.
(say 1⁄2 pint); digest for half an hour, strain, and add of syrup of senega, 1⁄2 fl.
senega sen·e·ga (sěn'ĭ-gə)
The dried roots of the Seneca snakeroot, used medicinally as an expectorant.