- An acrid principle, a resin, tannic acid.
Therapy—Trillium influences mildly the nerve supply of the organs of the thorax. It assists heart remedies in relieving ample functional irritation. It cures catarrhal bronchitis when there is very profuse expectoration. It soothes the cough of incipient phthisis, especially where there is a tendency to hemorrhage, over which it has a marked controlling influence. It restrains excessive action of the kidneys. At one time it had an excellent reputation in the control of diabetes insipidus.
It controls uterine hemorrhage of a passive character to an excellent advantage, especially menorrhagia and metrorrhagia. Excessive vaginal catarrh is restrained by it.
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.