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- n. Any of various poisonous herbs of the genus Veratrum
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of liliaceous plants, type of the tribe Veratreæ.
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- n. a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
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Idem responsione ad Aubertum, veratrum nigrum, alias timidum et periculosum vini spiritu etiam et olco commodum sic usui redditur ut etiam pueris tuto administrari possit.
Among cardiac and nervous sedatives, digitalis, veratrum album and viride, veratria and aconite, have each, at one time or other, been employed indiscriminately.
Over the meadows spread the regular Chinese-pagodas of the equisetum, (horsetail or scouring-rush,) and the rich coarse vegetation of the veratrum, or American hellebore.
For instance, if one of the fever-patients was taking veratrum, I must see it dropped and given, and note the pulse.
Take fluid extract of veratrum, five drops; sweet spirits of nitre, one teaspoonful; pure water, twenty teaspoonfuls; mix, sweeten with white sugar, and give a teaspoonful of the mixture every half-hour to two hours, according to the age of the child and the severity of the case.
One of the best agents employed to make a decided impression upon the vascular system, subdue inflammation, and modify its action, is the fluid extract of veratrum viride, administered in full doses, and repeated until the system shows its effects in a decided manner.
Fluid extract of veratrum viride, in doses of a drop or two every hour will best control the fever.
Our favorite mode of administering both veratrum and aconite is to add ten drops of the tincture to ten or fifteen teaspoonfuls of water, of which one teaspoonful may be administered every hour.
To lessen the frequency of the pulse, fluid extract or tincture of aconite or veratrum may be given in water, every hour.
If there be a quick pulse, hot skin, a hurried breathing, and an occasional ringing cough, the child should be kept in bed, comfortably covered, but not overloaded with clothes, and the tincture or fluid extract of veratrum viride administered as follows: