Arum Dracunculus

A. dracunculus, Willd. N. O. Araceae. Tincture of root.

Clinical.-Nettle-rash. Pricking pains.

Characteristics.-A. dracun. is commonly cultivated in gardens. It has a fetid smell which is apt to cause headache. The following effects of pounding the root and tearing up leaves and stems have been observed: Styptic metallic taste at back of mouth. Pricking, mingled with intolerable itching in fingers, as if hand plunged among nettles. On rubbing the fingers together, sensation as if a vast number of stings were driven perpendicularly into them.