The leaves of Oxydendron arboreum.—U.S.
Preparations.—Extract of Oxydendron. Tincture of Oxydendron.
Dose.—Of the extract, grs. ij. to grs. iv. Of the tincture, gtt. v. to ℨss.
Therapeutic Action.—The Oxydendron is recommended as a specific for dropsy, stimulating the kidneys to a profuse removal of water. Dr. John W. Davis reports a series of cases cured (Journal '81, p. 497), and others have used it with success. It is a new remedy to us, and we have not had an opportunity of testing it.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.