Rhus glabra, Smooth Sumach.
Epistaxis and occipital headache. Fetid flatus. Ulceration of mouth. Dreams of flying through the air (Sticta). Profuse perspiration arising from debility (China). It is claimed that this remedy will so disinfect the bowels that the flatus and stools will be free from odor. It acts well in putrescent conditions with tendency to ulceration.
Mouth.--Scurvy; nursing sore mouth (Veronica). Aphthous stomatitis.
Relationship.--Said to be antidotal to the action of Mercury, and has been employed in the treatment of secondary syphilis after mercurialization.
Dose.--Tincture. Usually locally to soft, spongy gums, aphthae, pharyngitis, etc. Internally, first potency.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.