Arum dracunculus

Natural History.
      Arum dracunculus, Wild. N. O. Araceae. Tincture of root.

      Pricking pains.

      Arum-dru. is commonly cultivated in gardens.
      It has a fetid smell which is apt to cause headache.
      The following effects of pounding the root and tearing up leaves and stems have been observed: Styptic metallic taste at back of mouth.
      Pricking, mingled with intolerable itching in fingers, as if hand plunged among nettles.
      On rubbing the fingers together, sensation as if a vast number of stings were driven perpendicularly into them.