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Boericke, 1901: Materia Medica: the Tinctures.

Scanned version copyright © 2005–2014 Christopher Gilbert, Paul Bergner. Used with permission.


Excerpt from Boericke's Materia Medica: The Tinctures.

by William Boericke, 1901.

Introduction to the scanned version

The Tinctures

  1. Abrus precatorius, Jequirity, Crab's eye vine.
  2. Achillea millefolium, Yarrow.
  3. Aconitum napellus, Monkshood.
  4. Adonis vernalis, Pheasant's Eye
  5. Aesculus hippocastanum, Horse Chestnut.
  6. Agave americana, Century Plant.
  7. Agraphis nutans, Bluebell.
  8. Aletris farinosa, Stargrass.
  9. Allium sativum, Garlic.
  10. Alnus rubra, Red Alder.
  11. Alstonia scholaris, Dita Bark.
  12. Ambrosia artemisiaefolia, Rag-Weed.
  13. Amygdalus persica, Peach Tree.
  14. Anemopsis californica, Yerba Mansa. Household Herb.
  15. Anhalonium lewinii, Mescal Button.
  16. Apocynum cannabinum, Indian Hemp.
  17. Apocynum androsaemifolium, Dogbane.
  18. Aralia racemosa, American Spikenard.
  19. Arbutus andrachne, Strawberry Tree.
  20. Arnica montana, Leopard's Bane.
  21. Asclepias cornuti, Silk-weed (Asclepias syriaca).
  22. Asclepias tuberosa, Pleurisy-root.
  23. Avena sativa, Common Oat.
  24. Baptisia tinctoria, Wild Indigo.
  25. Barosma crenulatum, Buchu (Barosma crenata).
  26. Bellis perennis, Daisy.
  27. Berberis vulgaris, Barberry.
  28. Berberis aquifolium, Mountain Grape (Mahonia).
  29. Bryonia alba, Wild Hops.
  30. Cactus grandiflorus, Night-blooming Cereus (Selenicereus spinulosus).
  31. Calendula officinalis, Marigold.
  32. Calotropis gigantea, Madar Bark.
  33. Caltha palustris, Cowslip.
  34. Canchalagua, Erythraea venusta, Centaury.
  35. Cannabis indica, Hashish.
    Cannabis sativa, Hemp.
  36. Capsella bursa-pastoris, Shepherd's Purse.
  37. Capsicum annuum, Cayenne Pepper.
  38. Carduus marianus, St. Mary's Thistle.
  39. Cascara sagrada, Sacred Bark (Rhamnus purshiana).
  40. Castanea vesca, Chestnut Leaves.
  41. Cataria nepeta, Catnip.
  42. Caulophyllum thalictroides, Blue Cohosh.
  43. Ceanothus americanus, New Jersey Tea.
  44. Chelidonium majus, Celandine.
  45. Chelone glabra, Snakehead.
  46. Chimaphila umbellata, Pipsissewa.
  47. Cinchona officinalis, Peruvian Bark, China.
  48. Chionanthus virginica, Fringe-tree.
  49. Cinnamomum ceylanicum, Cinnamon.
  50. Coca, Erythroxylon coca.
  51. Collinsonia canadensis, Stone-Root.
  52. Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley.
  53. Cornus circinata, Round-leaved Dogwood.
  54. Corydalis formosa, Turkey-pea (Corydalis - Dicentra canadensis).
  55. Cotyledon umbilicus, Pennywort.
  56. Crataegus oxyacantha, Hawthorn Berries.
  57. Crocus sativus, Saffron (Crocus sativa).
  58. Cucurbita pepo, Pumpkin Seed.
  59. Cundurango, Condor Plant.
  60. Cuphea viscosissima, Flux-weed.
  61. Cypripedium pubescens, Yellow Lady's Slipper.
  62. Digitalis purpurea, Foxglove.
  63. Dioscorea villosa, Wild Yam.
  64. Echinacea angustifolia, Purple Cone-flower (Rudbeckia).
  65. Epigea repens, Trailing Arbutus.
  66. Equisetum hyemale, Scouring-rush.
  67. Erechthites hieracifolia, Fire-weed.
  68. Erigeron canadense, Fleabane (Leptilon canadense).
  69. Eriodictyon californicum, Yerba Santa.
  70. Eryngium aquaticum, Button Snake-root.
  71. Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy.
  72. Eucalyptus globulus, Blue Gum-tree.
  73. Euonymus atropurpurea, Wahoo, Burning Bush.
  74. Eupatorium aromaticum, Pool-root.
  75. Eupatorium perfoliatum, Thoroughwort.
  76. Fraxinus americana, White Ash.
  77. Fucus vesiculosus, Sea Kelp.
  78. Gaultheria procumbens, Wintergreen.
  79. Gelsemium sempervirens, Yellow Jasmine.
  80. Geranium maculatum, Crane's-bill.
  81. Ginseng quinquefolium, Aralia Quinquefolia, Wild Ginseng, Panax.
  82. Gossypium herbaceum, Cotton-plant.
  83. Grindelia robusta, Rosin-weed.
  84. Guajacum officinale, Resin of Lignum Vitae.
  85. Guarea trichiloides, Ballwood.
  86. Hamamelis virginiana, Witch-hazel.
  87. Helleborus niger, Snow-rose.
  88. Helonias dioica, Unicorn-root (Chamaelirium).
  89. Hydrangea arborescens, Seven-barks.
  90. Hydrastis canadensis, Golden Seal.
  91. Hypericum perforatum, St. John's-wort.
  92. Iberis amara, Bitter Candytuft.
  93. Ictodes foetica, Skunk-cabbage, Ictodes (Pothos foetidus).
  94. Iris versicolor, Blue Flag.
  95. Jacaranda caroba, Brazilian Caroba-tree.
  96. Joanesia asoca.
  97. Juglans cinerea, Butternut.
  98. Juglans regia, Walnut.
  99. Juncus effusus, Common Rush.
  100. Juniperus communis, Juniper Berries.
  101. Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel.
  102. Lachnanthes tinctoria, Spirit-weed.
  103. Lactuca virosa, Acrid Lettuce.
  104. Lappa arctium, Burdock.
  105. Laurocerasus, Cherry-laurel.
  106. Leptandra virginica, Culver's Root.
  107. Liatris spicata, Colic Root (Liatris - serrulata).
  108. Lobelia inflata, Indian Tobacco.
  109. Lupulus humulus, Hops.
  110. Lycopodium clavatum, Club Moss.
  111. Lycopus virginicus, Bugle-weed.
  112. Mangifera indica, Mango Tree.
  113. Medicago sativa, Alfalfa, California Clover or Lucerne.
  114. Melilotus officinalis, Yellow Melilot, Sweet Clover.
  115. Mentha piperita, Peppermint.
  116. Micromeria douglasii, Yerba Buena.
  117. Mitchella repens, Partridge-berry.
  118. Momordica balsamica, Balsam Apple.
  119. Myosotis symphytifolia, Forget-me-not.
  120. Myrica cerifera, Bayberry.
  121. Nuphar luteum, Yellow Pond-lily.
  122. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Paghala-malli, Sad Tree.
  123. Oreodaphne californica, California Laurel.
  124. Ornithogalum umbellatum, Star of Bethlehem.
  125. Oxydendron arboreum, Sorrel-tree (Andromeda arborea).
  126. Papaver somniferum, Opium.
  127. Pareira brava, Virgin-vine (Chondrodendron tomentosum).
  128. Passiflora incarnata, Passion-flower.
  129. Phellandrium aquaticum, Water Dropwort (Phellandrium).
  130. Physalis alkekengi, Alkekengi, Winter Cherry (Solanum vesicarium).
  131. Phytolacca decandra, Poke-root.
  132. Pinus silvestris, Scotch Pine.
  133. Piper methysticum, Kava-kava.
  134. Plantago major, Plantain.
  135. Platanus occidentalis, Sycamore, Buttonwood.
  136. Podophyllum, May-apple.
  137. Polygonum hydropiperoides, Hydropiper, Smartweed (Polygonum punctatum).
  138. Populus candicans, Balm of Gilead.
  139. Quebracho (Aspidosperma).
  140. Quercus glandibus, Spirit distilled from Tincture of Acorn Kernels (Quercus glandium spiritus).
  141. Quillaya saponaria, Chile Soap-bark.
  142. Ranunculus sceleratus, Marsh Buttercup.
  143. Rhamnus californica, California Coffee-tree.
  144. Rhus aromatica, Fragrant Sumach.
  145. Rhus glabra, Smooth Sumach.
  146. Ruta graveolens, Rue, Bitterwort.
  147. Sabal serrulata, Saw Palmetto.
  148. Salix nigra, Black-willow.
  149. Salvia officinalis, Sage.
  150. Sambucus nigra, Elder.
  151. Sanguinaria canadensis, Blood Root.
  152. Scrophularia nodosa, Knotted Figwort.
  153. Scutellaria laterifolia, Skullcap.
  154. Sedum acre, Small Houseleek.
  155. Sempervivum tectorum, Houseleek.
  156. Senecio aureus, Golden Ragwort.
  157. Senega, Snakewort.
  158. Simaruba ferruginea (Cedron), Rattlesnake Bean.
  159. Solidago virgaurea, Golden-rod (Solidago virga).
  160. Stellaria media, Chickweed.
  161. Sticta pulmonaria, Lungwort.
  162. Stigmata maydis, Corn-silk (Zea).
  163. Stillingia silvatica, Queen's Root.
  164. Strophanthus hispidus, Kombe-seed.
  165. Strychnos gaultheriana, Tropical Bind-weed (Hoang nan).
  166. Sumbulus moschatus, Musk-root (Sumbul, Ferula sumbul).
  167. Symphytum officinale, Comfrey, Knitbone.
  168. Syzygium jambolanum, Jambol Seeds.
  169. Tanacetum vulgare, Tansy.
  170. Taraxacum officinale, Dandelion.
  171. Taxus baccata, Yew.
  172. Thuja occidentalis, Arbor vitae.
  173. Thymus serpyllum, Wild Thyme.
  174. Tilia eropaea, Linden.
  175. Tonga, Dipterix odorata.
  176. Tribulus terrestris, Ikshugandha.
  177. Trifolium pratense, Red Clover.
  178. Trillium pendulum, White Beth-root.
  179. Triticum repens, Agropyron, Couch-Grass.
  180. Turnera diffusa, aphrodisiaca, Damiana.
  181. Tussilago petasites, Butter-burr.
  182. Urtica urens, Stinging-nettle.
  183. Usnea barbata, Tree-moss.
  184. Uva ursi, Bearberry.
  185. Valeriana officinalis, Valerian.
  186. Verbascum thapsus, Mullein.
  187. Verbena urticaefolia, Blue Vervain.
  188. Viburnum opulus, High Cranberry.
  189. Viscum album, Mistletoe.
  190. Xanthoxylum fraxineum, Prickly Ash.
  191. Yucca filamentosa, Bear-grass.
  192. Zizia aurea, Meadow Parsnip (Thaspium aureum, Zizia).

Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.



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