Euphorbia Corollata.—E. Ipecacuanha. (Bowman's Root—Wild Ipecac.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture of the first from the bark of the root, of the second, from the root, (dried), ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose, gtts. j. to x.
These remedies have not been sufficiently studied; yet, possessing active properties, they are likely to prove valuable. The Euphorbia Corollata exercises a direct influence upon the mucous surfaces, relieving irritation, and promoting functional activity. This is noticed more especially in the digestive tract. In quite small doses it improves digestion, both stomachic and intestinal, tends to overcome constipation and irregularity.
It may be employed with advantage in some forms of diarrhoea and dysentery, using it in the place of Ipecac. To arrest inflammatory action in the intestinal canal, seems to be its specific use.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.