from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to a substance, formerly supposed to be a glucoside, obtained from Acorus Calamus. It is of uncertain composition and probably a mixture.


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  • a volatile oil, and a bitter principle, "acorin;" so that a fluid extract is made by the chemists, of which from thirty to forty drops may be given as a dose, with a [202] tablespoonful, of water, every half-hour for several consecutive times.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure


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