Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the recent plant, using dilute alcohol. The dose will vary from one drop to one drachm.
In small doses it stimulates all the functions controlled by the sympathetic nervous system; improving digestion, blood making, and stimulates waste and excretion. It may be combined with a simple hitter tonic, or preparation of iron, or the hypophosphites. for its restorative influence, or with the vegetable alteratives for its other use.
In large doses it is a powerful diaphoretic.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.