New Remedies Volume 10

New Remedies Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... attempted to obtain a definite poisonous substance from the fruits, it failed to do so, but it found the following as being the chief constituents of the two kinds of star-anise: True Suspicious Star-anise. Star-anise. Extract 11.5 % 16.0% Green fatty oil 3-8 # 3.1 % Resin insoluble in ether... 6.65$ ii-9# Both kinds of star-anise yielded evidence, by the general method of Stas and of Dragendorff, of the existence of an alkaloid, which, however, was not further examined. The chief symptoms of poisoning from spurious star-anise observed in dogs were irritation of the stomach, accompanied by vomiting and sometimes by diarrhoea. Injections of the extract were mostly fatal to frogs; in rabbits, the symptoms were: shaking of the head, inquietude, occasionally rotary movements, acceleration of respiration, irregular beating of heart, clonic convulsions, particularly in the hind legs, then paresis of the latter, and finally death. Several other cases of alleged poisoning by star-anise have lately been reported; one of these occurred in Japan, in which five children were attacked, three of whom died. This occurrence induced the sanitary authorities of Japan to request Prof. Eykman to examine theshiktmi seeds and to try and isolate the poisonous substance. Accordingly, Prof. Eykman first examined the essential oil, since he could not at once obtain specimens of the fruit or seed itself. The essential oil was prepared by distilling about forty kilos of fresh leaves, by cohobation with steam. The yield was 177 gm. or 0.44$. It strongly refracted light, was almost colorless and pale-yellowish, turning darker on keeping, In water it separated into a heavier and a lighter portion. Its spec. gr. was 1.006 at 16.50 C. Abstract of the following: Ueber more

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