Iris Germanica.

Blue Garden Iris. (Rhizome also used to make Orris-root.). N. O. Iridaceae. Tincture of fresh rhizome.

Clinical.-Diarrhoea. Dropsy. Freckles.

Characteristics.-The fresh root of Ir. German., I. Flor., and our common yellow Iris, I. Pseudo-acorus, have been much used in dropsies and are violently cathartic. The juice is also used for the removal of freckles from the skin.