Syn.—Amygdalus, peach tree.
P. E.—Leaves and bark of young twigs.
N. H.—America, Europe, Asia.
Properties: Sedative, slightly laxative, mildly diuretic.
Indications: Tongue elongated and pointed with red edges, showing irritation of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Use: In nausea and vomiting the result of irritation of the stomach. In vomiting of pregnancy it often proves beneficial. Often will relieve the vomiting of cholera infantum.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.