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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.

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