Related entry: Hydrastis (U. S. P.)—Hydrastis
Preparation.—Take of golden seal, blue cohosh, witch-hazel, of each, in powder, 1 ounce; boiling water, 1 pint; pulverized alum, 1 drachm; honey, a sufficient quantity. Add the plants to the boiling water, and digest with a gentle heat, in a closed vessel, for 1/2 hour, remove from the fire, strain, add the alum, and sufficient honey to thoroughly sweeten the infusion.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This infusion is very valuable as a wash or gargle in various forms of sore mouth and ulcerated sore throat. Without the alum, it may also be employed internally in the same cases as named in the preceding article (J. King). Dose, 1/2 to 1 fluid ounce.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.