scammony


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Related to scammony: Convolvulus scammonia

scammony:

see morning glorymorning glory,
common name for members of the Convolvulaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and small trees (many of them climbing forms) inhabiting warm regions, especially the tropics of America and Asia. The family is characterized by milky sap.
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scammony, (9) which, when cooled, can ease yellow bile; (2) that whose act removes the obstacle that prevents a thing from acting naturally, such as anything that destroys the end or purpose of something by eliminating its supporting condition; (3) that whose act does not destroy its individuality, e.g.
He prescribed it together with aloes, scammony, and extract of colocynth.' The pills cost five shillings per box.