Sumbul. Ferula sumbul.
Synonyms—Sumbulus moschatus. Musk root. Jatamansi.
- It contains an aromatic resin, a volatile oil and angelic acid.
- Fluid extract, dose ten to sixty minims.
- Tincture, dose one to thirty minims.
Therapy—This remedy is a pure, stimulating nerve tonic. It seems to invigorate the nutritive functions of the system. It has been recommended during the progress of low fevers, where the nervous system is greatly debilitated, as in typhus, typhoid and typho-pneumonia. Wherever the nervous system has received the effect of a protracted prostrating disease, it can be given with advantage. Murawieff advised it in both acute and chronic pulmonary disease, through its influence upon the nervous system. Probably it influences the circulatory and respiratory functions, supporting them under the strain of protracted inflammation. The remedy has been used in stomach disease, diarrhea, in dysentery, and in cholera. When the nervous system is enfeebled in hysteria, and in delirium tremens, it is a good remedy. In chlorosis, anemia with nervous phenomena, in leucorrhea and gleet, it is to be advised.
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.