138. HELLEBORUS VIRIDIS.—GREEN HELLEBORE. The rhizome and roots of Helle'borus viri'dis Linné. This resembles above, but is smaller. Used as a diuretic, cathartic, and emmenagogue. Dose: 5 to 20 gr. (0.3 to 1.3 Gm.). It should not be confounded with veratrum viride (also called green hellebore), a cardiac and nervous sedative.
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.