The flowers of Anthemis cotula.—U. S.
Dose.—Cold infusion, ℥j. to ℥ij., as a tonic; as a diaphoretic, the warm infusion is given in doses of from ℥ij. to ℥iv.
Therapeutic Action.—May-weed is tonic, stomachic, sudorific, emetic, anodyne, discutient, revulsive and emmenagogue, being possessed of many properties in common with the preceding variety. In small doses it invigorates the digestive organs and improves the general tone of the system. To fulfill this indication it should be used in the form of a cold infusion. The warm infusion, taken freely, is very useful for promoting perspiration.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.