Related entry: Helleborus.—Black Hellebore
Preparation.—Take of black hellebore (in coarse powder), logwood chips or raspings, helonias root (in powder), each, 2 ounces; sherry wine, 1 1/2 pints, or a sufficient quantity. Form into a medicated wine by maceration or percolation, as explained under Vina Medicata, and make pints of the preparation.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This preparation is tonic and cathartic, exerting a direct influence on the female reproductive organs. It has proved serviceable in menstrual derangements, as amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, and some painful uterine affections. The dose varies from 1/2 to 1 or 2 fluid ounces, every 3 or 4 hours.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.