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Moschus. Musk.

Botanical name:

A penetrating, odoriferous, granular substance obtained from the perputial follicles of the musk deer of the Himalaya mountains in Central Asia from China to Tibet.

Tincture Moschi, Tincture Musk. Dose, from twenty minims to two drams.

Therapy—This agent is a powerful diffusible stimulant, anti-spasmodic and aphrodisiac,. It produces symptoms similar to those of alcoholic stimulation. It is used to overcome collapse and as a stimulant in all profound depressed conditions. It is useful either in nervous excitement or depression, if induced by exhaustion. It is a remedy for extreme exhaustion following severe prostrating fevers at the time of collapse.

As an antispasmodic it may be used for hiccough, whooping cough and other spasmodic coughs, and in hysterical convulsions and in the convulsions of childhood. It is similar in its action to camphor, asafetida, valerian and ammonia,.


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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