When this prescription had produced a little ptyalism the mercurial was omitted and the squill and digitalis continued.
There was also a tail to the fish—which squill called a “divil-fish”—shaped like a fin.
Mild mercurials, soap, rhubarb, and squill were tried; but she grew rapidly worse.
But they are a species of squill, and this name was given them by the Romans.
It is not improbable that the squill might have some share in this cure.
Extract of squill, while it augments transpiration, promotes the urinary secretion, and facilitates expectoration.
She had taken jallap, squill, salt of tartar, and various other medicines.
In small doses, squill acts as a stimulating expectorant and diuretic; in larger ones, as an emetic and purgative.
This leaves only squill among the constituents of Anasarcin for consideration.
The Egyptians planted the squill in groves, and hung it in their houses to preserve them from evil spirits.