The colchiceae, from which is obtained veratrine, form an exception among the monocotyledons.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887" by Various
In connection with this it is interesting to note that the effect of veratrine poison on muscle is somewhat similar.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
Veratrine is useless in the treatment of gout.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Far more useful, in neuralgias generally, is the external application of aconite or of veratrine.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie