\kʌspˈe͡əɹi͡ə fˌɛbɹɪfˈuːɡə], \kʌspˈeəɹiə fˌɛbɹɪfˈuːɡə], \k_ʌ_s_p_ˈeə_ɹ_iə f_ˌɛ_b_ɹ_ɪ_f_ˈuː_ɡ_ə]\
Definitions of CUSPARIA FEBRIFUGA
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The South American tree which furnishes the Casparia or Augustura Bark, (F.) Angusture ou Angosture vraie, Quinguina faux de Virginie. According to Dr. Hancock, however, the Angustura bark is derived from Galipaea officinalis, Sex. Syst. Decandria Monogynia, Nat. Ord.Diosmeae; and this view has been adopted in the Pharmacopoeaia of the United States. Its odour is peculiar; taste intensely bitter and slightly aromatic; pieces thin; externally, gray and wrinkled; internally, yellowish-fawn; fracture, short and resinous. It yields its virtues to water and to proof spirit. It is tonic, stimulant, and aromatic. Dose, gr. v to xx or more, in powder.
By Robley Dunglison