The bark, pod, and seeds of Catalpa bignonioides, Walter. (Nat. Ord. Bignoniaceae). A tree of the southern United States.
Common Names: Cigar Tree, Bean Tree.
Principal Constituents.—The seeds contain tannin, resin, and fixed oil.
Preparation.—Specific Medicine Catalpa. Dose, 1 to 20 drops.
Action and Therapy.—Said to be useful in chronic bronchial affections with dyspnoea and asthma, and in functional heart disorders. Its exact therapy has not been determined.