Preparation.—We prepare a tincture from the plant, ℥viij. to Oj. with Alcohol of 30°. Or we may prepare a decoction, using pressure, and add sufficient Alcohol to preserve it. Dose, gtts. x. to ℨj.
It is a valuable remedy in the treatment of scrofula and secondary syphilis; exerting a direct influence upon the processes of waste and excretion. It is to be preferred to some alteratives, because it also facilitates digestion and blood-making. Will some of our practitioners test it thoroughly and report?
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.