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Panax. Panax quinquefolium.

Botanical name:

Synonym—Ginseng.

CONSTITUENTS—
Panaquilon, gum, resin, starch, albumen.

PREPARATIONS—

Specific Medicine Panax. Dose, from five to sixty minims.

Therapy—This agent is an important article of commerce in China, being a general domestic remedy and highly prized. It is a mild sedative and tonic to the nerve centers, improving their tone, if persisted in, and increasing the capillary circulation of the brain. It is given in cerebral anemia, and if combined with other tonics is capable of doing some good. It is also prescribed in the failure of digestion incident to nervous prostration and general nerve irritation.


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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