Far more useful, in neuralgias generally, is the external application of aconite or of veratrine.
Used as a friction in rheumatism, and the other cases in which veratrine is employed.
In connection with this it is interesting to note that the effect of veratrine poison on muscle is somewhat similar.
The Continental authorities always give to cevadine the name of veratrine.
veratrine, warmed with syrupy phosphoric acid, develops an odour of butyric acid.
Gallic acid occurs but seldom in nature; and always united to brucine, veratrine, or lime.
A dilute acetic solution of veratrine is turned to a superb red by strong sulphuric acid.
This is accelerated by a marked depressant action upon the heart, similar to that produced by veratrine and aconite.
The chief constituents of colchicum are two alkaloids, colchicine and veratrine.