Title: Sabadilla
CAS Registry Number: 8051-02-3
Additional Names: Cevadilla; caustic barley
Literature References: The dried ripe seeds of Schoenocaulon officinale (Schlecht. & Cham.) A. Gray (Sabadilla officinarum Brandt, Asagraea officinalis Lindl.), Liliaceae. Habit. The Andes of Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela. Constit. About 3 to 6% total alkaloids of which cevadine (cryst veratrine) and veratridine (amorphous veratrine) are the most important; other alkaloids are sabadinine, sabadilline, and sabadine; also contains sabadillic and veratric acids; fatty oil, resin. Toxicity data: E. D. Swiss, R. O. Bauer, Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 76, 847 (1951).
Properties: LD50 i.p. in mice: 7.5 mg/kg (Swiss, Bauer).
Toxicity data: LD50 i.p. in mice: 7.5 mg/kg (Swiss, Bauer)
Therap-Cat: Pediculicide.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as an insecticide.

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