The leaves of Eupatorium perfoliatum.—U.S.
Preparation.—The tincture of the fresh herb.
Dose.—The dose of tincture of Eupatorium will run from the fraction of a drop to ten drops. When indicated, gtt. x. to gtt. xx. In water ℥iv. may be given in teaspoonful doses every hour.
Specific Indications.—The pulse is full and strong, the skin is hot and moist, and the patient complains of deep-seated pain in the loins.
Therapeutic Action.—The indications, as above, give the field of use for this remedy. In the early stage of catarrhal mid periodic fevers we frequently find these symptoms, as we do in the early stages of bronchitis, pleuritis, and pneumonia. It lessens the fullness and frequency of the pulse, diminishes the temperature, quiets the nervous system, and promotes secretion.
There are cases of rheumatism, especially rheumatic fever, in which its action is very decided. In these cases there is a universal ache and soreness, and perspiration is free from all parts of the body.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.