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Amygdalus. Amygdalus persica.

Botanical name:

Synonym—The Peach Tree.

PREPARATIONS—

Tincture Amygdalus Persica. Dose, from ten to sixty minims.
Specific Medicine Amygdalus. Dose, from five to thirty minims.

Therapy—The older physicians suggested this remedy as specific to irritation in the stomach, with persistent nausea and vomiting, especially valuable in childhood where the tongue was elongated and pointed, the edges red and the stomach tender on pressure. It has invariably disappointed the author, but other physicians use it with much confidence. it is said to relieve nervous vomiting and the vomiting of pregnancy, and the persistent vomiting of cholera infantum. It is sometimes best given in strong infusion of the bark of the green twigs. The influence claimed for this by Scudder has not been confirmed by more recent observers.


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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