Lilly & Co Nux Vomica

Strychnine

  • Alkaloid from seed of Nux Vomica and of Loganiaceae [family].
  • Action: Bitter Tonic; Excitomotor; Stimulant; Somachic; Spinant.
  • Uses (Internal): palsy, tabes dorsalis, chronic alcoholism, vomiting, dyspepsia, anemia, insomnia from mental over-work etc., antidote to chloroform & chloral hydrate poison.
  • Uses (External): Liniment in palsy, amaurosis & myopia.
  • Poison for rats, mice, foxes & wolves.
  • Produced by Merck Laboratories.

-p. 504, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

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