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BLUE FLAG

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BLUE FLAG

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Iris versicolor. N.O. Iridaceae.

Synonym ► Flag Lily, Liver Lily, Snake Lily, Water Lily. Habitat ► Marshy places in Central America.

Features ► Rhizome cylindrical, compressed towards larger end, where is cup-shaped stem scar. Breaks with sharp fracture, showing dark purple internally. Taste, acrid and pungent.

Part used ► Root.

Action ► Alterative, diuretic, cathartic.

Skin affections; stimulates liver and other glands. Dose of the powdered root, 20 grains as a cathartic.

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