Saururus. Saururus cernuus L. Lizard's Tail. (Fam. Saururaceae.)—D. L. Phares, of Newtonia, Miss., considers this indigenous swamp plant of the Eastern and Central United States "laxative, antispasmodic, sedative, and slightly astringent"; useful in irritation of the kidneys, bladder, prostate, and urinary passages generally. The dose of the strong infusion was, with the plant either fresh or dried, from one to four fluidounces (30-120 mils) every fifteen or thirty minutes, or three or four times a day. (A. J. P., 1867, 468.)
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.