from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Mexican and Central American plant (Schoenocaulon officinale) of the lily family, having very long, densely flowered spikelike racemes, straplike perianth segments, and brown seeds that are rich in veratrine.
- n. The seeds of this plant, used in insecticides and in some medicinal preparations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Mexican and Central American plant of the lily family (Schoenocaulon officinale).
- n. The seeds of this plant, used in medicine and insecticides.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Mexican liliaceous plant (Schœnocaulon officinale); also, its seeds, which contain the alkaloid veratrine. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic and purgative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cevadilla, and caustic barley (under barley).
Homeopathic remedies to consider include sabadilla 6th to the 30th potency, which is indicated for spasmodic sneezing with a running nose and redness of the eyes.
For instance, there is the veratrine that may be derived from the sabadilla seeds which grow in the West Indies and Mexico.
The sabadilla is dextro-rotary; the death camas is levo-rotary.