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INF. SENEGAE CONC. ANTIQUE APOTHECARY PHARMACIST BOTTLE

MEASURES ABOUT 325 mm HIGH WITH STOPPER

GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION - NO CHIPS NO CRACKS BOTTLE BUT SOME CHIPS TO BOTTOM OF STOPPER

This plant had many uses among Native Americans. The Cherokee used it as an expectorant and a diuretic, and for inflammation, croup, and common cold. The Chippewa used preparations of the root to treat convulsions and bleeding wounds. The Cree chewed the root for sore throat and toothache.[5] According to Canadian botanist Frère Marie-Victorin, the Seneca may have been inspired to use the root to treat snakebite by its resemblance to the tail of a rattlesnake.[4]

The root was exported to Europe in the 1700s and was sold widely by pharmacists into the 1800s. It was marketed as a treatment for pneumonia. It is still in use as an herbal remedy. It is ground and made into patent medicines, mainly remedies for respiratory complaints.[4] It is added to cough syrups, teas, lozenges, and gargles.[6] It is toxic in large amounts, and overdose causes such symptoms as diarrhea and "violent vomiting".[4] The powdered root can be sternutatory (sneeze-inducing).[7]

The root product is called Senegae Radix,[4] Radix Senegae,[7] or simply senega.[1] Active compounds include saponins such as senegin, as well as phenolic acids, sorbitol derivatives, methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen), and sterols.[4] The expectorant property comes from the irritation of mucous membranes by the saponins, which causes an increase in respiratory secretions and a decrease in their viscosity, giving a productive cough

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