Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the root, in the proportion of ℥viij. to proof spirit, Oj. Dose from gtts. v. to ℨj.
These indigenous remedies possess marked medicinal properties, yet they have been so little used of late years that most physicians know nothing about them.
They deserve careful study. First, to determine their relation to Ipecac, and whether they will replace it in practice. The direction of the experiments may be seen by reference to this agent. We also wish to determine their influence upon the functions of digestion and secretion.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.