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Convolvulus. Convolvulus scammonia.

Botanical name:

Synonym—Scammony.

CONSTITUENTS—
Resin (scammonin, identical with jalapin), gum, fibre, starch.

PREPARATIONS—

Regina Scammoniae, Resin of Scammony. Dose, from three to eight grains.

TherapyScammony is a vermifuge and is useful in combination with other vermifuges to increase their action. It also acts as a cathartic for their removal, as its cathartic influence is of considerable importance. It is hydragogue and irritating in large doses and more or less depressing. It has a certain eliminative influence, and like podophyllum, has been given in conjunction with alteratives. It is greatly superseded in this line of action, by many other of our agents better known.


The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.



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