P. E.—Inner bark of the root.
N. H.—United States.
Properties: Mild intestinal stimulant and laxative. In large doses cathartic and emetic.
Use: In skin diseases it is a fine remedy, provided the lesion results from or is associated with digestive disorders or wrong of assimilation. It stimulates waste and improves nutrition. In small doses it is of value in dysentery and bilious diarrhea with irritation and tendency to inflammation. In medium doses it is a valuable remedy in chronic constipation if stool is clay colored and dry from lack of bile and glandular secretion. In bowel complaints of children it is useful, having a tendency to correct abnormal conditions, and for that reason is useful in constipation and early stages of diarrhea.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.