Preparation.—A tincture is prepared in the usual way, using Alcohol of 76°. Dose gtts. ss. to gtts. x.
The black Hellebore is but little used, as in the dose recommended in the books it is an irritant poison. In small doses it is a stimulant to the spinal and sympathetic nervous systems, and it is probable that for this purpose it may be employed advantageously. I have used it with advantage in sterility of the female, and to increase virility in the male.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.