Related entry: Salix alba
- Salicin, a glucoside, tannin, wax, gum.
- The tincture of the aments, or catkins, of the black willow, have increased medicinal properties over any other part of the tree.
- Specific Salix Nigra Aments. Dose, from ten to sixty minims. Specific Salix Nigra Aments is a unique preparation and contains the full properties of the drug.
The agent was brought to the attention of the profession through its influence in controlling sexual hyperesthesia and undue sexual excitement. It is a remedy for satyriasis, erotomania and nympho-mania, more particularly from local irritation.
It relieves spermatorrhea when dependent upon these or similar causes, and quiets the general nervous system. It is a remedy for ovarian congestion, ovarian neuralgia and hyperesthesia, also for ovarian irritation in hysteria. It will exercise a direct and satisfactory influence in many cases of hysteria, overcoming the extreme excitability and nervousness, headache and the globus hystericus, and will permit quiet, restful sleep. It will serve an excellent purpose in these cases in combination with general nerve tonics and restoratives, greatly enhancing their influence.
The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.