3- Squill Bulb
Origin: the sliced and dried scale leaves from the bulb of Urginea maritime F. Liliaceae.
Active constituents: cardiac glycosides of bufadienolide type: scillarene A and scillarene B
Uses: 1- cardiotonic like digitalis.
2- expectorant and used in chronic bronchitis.
N.B. red squill is a variety of squill contains also anthocyanin dissolved in the cell sap, it is toxic and used only as rat poison.