Agaricus albus Linn. Family Agaricaceae.
Habitat Punjab, Asia Minor.
English Purging Agaric.
Unani Gharaiqoon; also equated with Fomes officinalis (Vill. ex Fr.) Lloyd.
Action Diuretic, laxative, deobstructant, expectorant; purgative and emetic in large doses; used in the treatment of night sweats in phthisis, and as a supporting drug for asthma.
Active principle is agaric acid (agaricin), present to the extent of 14—16%.


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