2.3.3 Squill
A survey of literature reveals that the Squill bulbs was thoroughly and repeatedly investigated since 1879. However, Stoll in 1933 was first able to separate and isolate two glycosides in their purest form, namely: Scillaren A and Scillaren B. These two naturally occurring glyosides are usually present in the crude drug in the ratio 2:1 (i.e., 2 parts of Scillaren A and 1 part of Scillaren B). Generally, the squill is available in three varieties, namely:
These three varieties would be described in the sections that follows:

Source: Pharmacognosy And Pharmacobiotechnology By Ashutosh Kar

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