Veratrine (Mixture)
Title: Veratrine (Mixture)
Literature References: This veratrine is a mixture of the alkaloids cevadine, veratridine, cevadilline, sabadine, cevine from seeds of Schoenocaulon officinale (Schlecht & Cham.) A. Gray, Liliaceae.
Properties: White or grayish-white powder. mp 145-155°. One gram dissolves in about 1800 ml water, 1000 ml boiling water, 2.8 ml alcohol, 0.7 ml chloroform, 4.2 ml ether, 80 ml olive oil; freely sol in dil acids, benzene, amyl alcohol, slightly in glycerol; insol in petr ether.
Melting point: mp 145-155°
CAUTION: Poisonous! Exceedingly irritating to mucous membranes, causing violent sneezing when inhaled.
Therap-Cat: Topical counterirritant.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as emetic, ruminatoric.

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