P. E.—Flowers and leaves.
N. H.—China, cultivated in United States and Europe.
Properties: Tonic, astringent, demulcent.
Indications: In congestion or engorgement of the reproductive organs of the females. Has a direct influence on the ovaries, uterus and vagina and subdues chronic inflammation of these parts.
Use: We think of it in chronic inflammation of the reproductive organs of the females, neuralgic pains in the uterus, ovaries or mammae, sometimes extending down inside the thighs. Uterine displacement or prolapsus from debilitated conditions of the patient. Amenorrhea with pain or burning in ovaries, distressing sensation about the heart, a sense of weight in the lower abdomen. Some forms of dysmenorrhea. In leucorrhea with acrid discharge, cancer or ulcers of the uterus it is of value locally.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.