Preparation.—For experiment, I would suggest a tincture with dilute Alcohol, 76°, in the proportion of ℥viij. to the pint; vary the dose from one drop to one drachm.
This agent has been used principally as a vermifuge, but lately it has given place to the Chenopodium, and to Santonine. It possesses very decided medicinal properties, however, and deserves a thorough examination. It influences the nervous system, especially the sympathetic.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.