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Felter, 1922: the Eclectic Materia Medica.

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The Plants

  1. Abies canadensis, Hemlock
  2. Absinthium: see Artemisia absinthium
  3. Acacia senegal, Acacia; Gum Arabic
  4. Achillea millefolium,Yarrow
  5. Aconitum napellus, Aconite
  6. Acorus calamus, Sweet-flag
  7. Actaea alba, White Cohosh
  8. Adonis vernalis, Pheasant's Eye
  9. Aesculus glabra, Ohio Buckeye
  10. Aesculus hippocastanum, Horse Chestnut
  11. Agar agar, Agar-agar
  12. Agaricus: see Amanita muscaria
  13. Agrimonia eupatoria, Agrimony
  14. Agropyron repens, Couchgrass
  15. Aletris farinosa, Blazing Star
  16. Allium cepa, Onion.
  17. Allium sativum, Garlic
  18. Alnus serrulata, Tag Alder
  19. Aloe, Socotrine Aloes; Curacoa Aloes; Cape Aloes
  20. Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow
  21. Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric
  22. Amygdalus persica: see Prunus persica
  23. Amylum, Corn Starch
  24. Anamirta paniculata, Fishberries
  25. Anemone Pulsatilla, Pasque-Flower
  26. Anemopsis californica, Yerba mansa
  27. Anisum: see Pimpinella anisum
  28. Anthemis nobilis, Roman Chamomile
  29. Apis mellifera: Mel, Honey
  30. Apocynum cannabinum, Bitter Root
  31. Aralia hispida, Dwarf Elder
  32. Aralia racemosa, Spikenard
  33. Arctium Lappa, Burdock
  34. Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi, Uva Ursi
  35. Arisaema triphylla, Indian Turnip
  36. Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia Snakeroot
  37. Arnica montana, Arnica
  38. Artemisia absinthium, Wormwood
  39. Asafetida: see Ferula asafoetida
  40. Asarum canadense, Wild Ginger
  41. Asclepias incarnata, Flesh-colored Asclepias
  42. Asclepias syriaca, Milkweed
  43. Asclepias tuberosa, Pleurisy Root
  44. Aspidium: see Dryopteris
  45. Aspidosperma, Quebracho
  46. Atropa belladonna, Deadly Nightshade
  47. Aurantii Amari Cortex: see Citrus Aurantium Cortex
  48. Aurantii Dulcis Cortex: see Citrus Sinensis Cortex
  49. Avena sativa, Oat
  50. Balsamum peruvianum: see Toluifera pereirae
  51. Baptisia tinctoria, Wild Indigo
  52. Barosma betulina, Buchu
  53. Belladonna: see Atropa belladonna
  54. Berberis aquifolium: see Mahonia aquifolia
  55. Berberis vulgaris, Barberry
  56. Boletus, White agaric
  57. Bryonia dioica, Bryony
  58. Buchu: see Barosma betulina
  59. Cactus: see Selenicereus grandiflorus
  60. Caffea arabica, Coffee
  61. Calamus: see Acorus calamus
  62. Calendula officinalis, Marigold
  63. Calumba: see Jateorhiza palmata
  64. Cambogia: see Garcinia hanburii
  65. Camphora: see Cinnamomum camphora
  66. Cannabis sativa, Hemp
  67. Cantharis vesicaria, Spanish Fly
  68. Capsella bursa-pastoris, Shepherd's Purse
  69. Capsicum frutescens, Cayenne Pepper
  70. Carbo ligni, Charcoal
  71. Cardamomi Semen: see Elettaria Cardamomum
  72. Carthamus tinctorius, Safflower
  73. Carum carvi, Caraway
  74. Caryophyllus: see Syzygium aromaticum
  75. Cascara sagrada: see Rhamnus purshiana
  76. Cassia, Senna
  77. Cassia marilandica, American Senna
  78. Castanea dentata, Chestnut
  79. Catalpa bignonioides, Cigar tree
  80. Cataria: see Nepeta cataria
  81. Caulophyllum thalictroides, Blue Cohosh
  82. Ceanothus americanus, Red Root
  83. Cephaelis Ipecacuanha, Ipecac
  84. Cera alba, Cera flava, Beeswax
  85. Chamaelirium luteum, Unicorn Root
  86. Chelidonium majus, Celandine
  87. Chelone glabra, Balmony
  88. Chenopodium ambrosioides, American Wormseed
  89. Chenopodium ambrosioides: Oil of Chenopodium
  90. Chimaphila umbellata, Pipsissewa
  91. Chionanthus virginicus, Fringe Tree
  92. Chondodendron, Pareira brava
  93. Cimicifuga racemosa, Black Cohosh
  94. Cinchona, Cinchona
  95. Cinnamomum, Cinnamon
  96. Cinnamomum camphora, Camphor
  97. Citrullus colocynthis, Bitter Cucumber
  98. Citrus Aurantium Cortex, Bitter Orange Peel
  99. Citrus limon, Lemon
  100. Citrus Sinensis Cortex, Sweet Orange Peel
  101. Coca: see Erythroxylon coca
  102. Cocculus: see Anamirta paniculata
  103. Cola verticillata, Kola
  104. Colchicum autumnale
  105. Collinsonia canadensis, Stone-root
  106. Colocynthis: see Citrullus colocynthis
  107. Commiphora, Myrrh
  108. Condurango: see Gonolobus cundurango
  109. Conium maculatum, Poison Hemlock
  110. Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley
  111. Corallorhiza odontorhiza, Coral Root
  112. Copaifera, Copaiba
  113. Coptis trifolia, Gold Thread
  114. Coriandrum sativum, Coriander
  115. Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood
  116. Corydalis: see Dicentra canadensis
  117. Crataegus, Hawthorn
  118. Crocus sativus, Saffron
  119. Croton Tiglium: Croton Oil
  120. Cubeba: see Piper cubeba
  121. Cucurbita Pepo, Pumpkin Seed
  122. Curcuma longa, Turmeric
  123. Cusso: see Hagenia abyssinica
  124. Cypripedium pubescens, Ladies' Slipper
  125. Cytisus scoparius, Broom
  126. Datura Stramonium, Jamestown Weed
  127. Delphinium Staphisagria, Stavesacre
  128. Dicentra canadensis, Turkey Corn
  129. Digitalis purpurea, Foxglove (42 kB.)
  130. Dioscorea villosa, Wild Yam
  131. Dracontium: see Symplocarpus foetidus
  132. Drosera rotundifolia, Sundew
  133. Duboisina: Duboisia myoporoides, Corkwood elm
  134. Dulcamara: see Solanum dulcamara
  135. Dryopteris, Male Fern; Marginal Shield Fern
  136. Echinacea angustifolia, Coneflower
  137. Ecballium elaterium, Squirting Cucumber
  138. Elaterium: see Ecballium elaterium
  139. Elettaria Cardamomum, Cardamom
  140. Epigaea repens, Trailing Arbutus
  141. Epilobium angustifolium, Willow herb. E. palustre, Wickop
  142. Equisetum hyemale, Scouring rush
  143. Erechtites hieracifolia, Fireweed
  144. Erigeron canadense, Canada Fleabane
  145. Eriodictyon californicum, Yerba Santa
  146. Eryngium yuccifolium, Eryngo
  147. Erythroxylon coca, Coca
  148. Eucalyptus globulus, Blue Gum
  149. Euonymus atropurpureus, Wahoo
  150. Eupatorium perfoliatum, Boneset
  151. Eupatorium purpureum, Queen of the Meadow, Gravel Root
  152. Euphorbia corollata, Large Flowering Spurge
  153. Euphorbia hypericifolia, Large Spotted Spurge
  154. Euphorbia ipecacuanha, American Ipecac
  155. Euphorbia pilulifera, Pill-bearing Spurge
  156. Euphrasia officinalis, Eyebright
  157. Fabiana imbricata, Pichi
  158. Farina tritici: see Triticum aestivum
  159. Fel bovis, Oxgall
  160. Ferula asafoetida, Asafetida
  161. Ferula Sumbul, Sumbul
  162. Ficus carica, Fig
  163. Foeniculum vulgare, Fennel
  164. Franciscea uniflora, Manaca
  165. Frangula: see Rhamnus frangula
  166. Frankenia salina, Yerba reuma
  167. Frasera carolinensis, American Columbo
  168. Fraxinus, Ash
  169. Fraxinus ornus, Manna
  170. Fucus vesiculosus, Bladder-wrack
  171. Galium aparine, Cleavers
  172. Galla: see Quercus infectoria
  173. Gambir: see Ourouparia Gambir
  174. Garcinia hanburii, Gamboge
  175. Gaultheria procumbens, Wintergreen
  176. Gelatinum, Gelatin
  177. Gelsemium sempervirens, Yellow Jasmine
  178. Gentiana lutea, Gentian
  179. Geranium maculatum, Cranesbill
  180. Glucosum, Glucose
  181. Glycerinum, Glycerin
  182. Glycyrrhiza glabra, Licorice
  183. Gonolobus cundurango, Cundurango
  184. Gossypium herbaceum, Cotton
  185. Granatum: see Punica Granatum
  186. Grindelia camporum, G. squarrosa, Gumweed
  187. Guaiacum officinale, Guaiac
  188. Guarana: see Paullinia cupana
  189. Gynocardia: see Hydnocarpus odorata
  190. Haematoxylon campechianum, Logwood
  191. Hagenia abyssinica, Kousso
  192. Hamamelis virginiana, Witch-Hazel
  193. Hedeoma pulegioides, American Pennyroyal
  194. Helleborus niger, Black Hellebore
  195. Helonias dioica: see Chamaelirium luteum
  196. Hepatica nobilis, Liverleaf
  197. Hippocastanum: see Aesculus hippocastanum
  198. Hordeum distichon, Barley
  199. Humulus lupulus, Hops
  200. Humulus lupulus: Lupulinum, Lupulin
  201. Hydnocarpus odorata, Chaulmoogra
  202. Hydrangea arborescens, Seven Barks
  203. Hydrastis canadensis, Golden Seal
  204. Hyoscyamus niger, Henbane
  205. Hypericum perforatum, St. John's Wort
  206. Ignatia: see Strychnos Ignatia
  207. Ilex verticillata, Black Alder
  208. Impatiens pallida, Balsam Jewel Weed
  209. Inula Helenium, Elecampane
  210. Ipecacuanha: see Cephaelis Ipecacuanha
  211. Ipomoea jalapa, Jalap
  212. Iris versicolor, Blue Flag
  213. Jacaranda procera, Carob Tree
  214. Jalapa: see Ipomoea jalapa
  215. Jateorhiza palmata, Columbo
  216. Jeffersonia diphylla, Twinleaf
  217. Juglans cinerea, Butternut
  218. Juniperus communis, Juniper
  219. Juniperus oxycedrus: Oil of Cade
  220. Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel
  221. Kamala: see Mallotus philippiensis
  222. Kino: see Pterocarpus Marsupium
  223. Kola: see Cola verticillata
  224. Krameria triandra, Rhatany
  225. Lactuca virosa: Lactucarium, Lettuce Opium
  226. Lappa: see Arctium Lappa
  227. Lavandula vera, Lavender
  228. Leonurus cardiaca, Motherwort
  229. Leptandra: see Veronicastrum virginicum
  230. Leucanthemum vulgare, Ox-eye Daisy
  231. Liatris, Button Snake Root; Blazing Star; Gay Feather; Deer's Tongue
  232. Ligustrum vulgare, Privet
  233. Lilium tigrinum, Tiger Lily
  234. Limon: see Citrus limon
  235. Linum usitatissimum, Flaxseed
  236. Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweet Gum
  237. Lobelia inflata, Lobelia (31 kB)
  238. Lupulinum: see Humulus lupulus
  239. Lycopodium clavatum, Club Moss
  240. Lycopus virginicus, Bugle Weed
  241. Macrotys: see Cimicifuga racemosa
  242. Mahonia aquifolia, Oregon Grape
  243. Mallotus philippiensis, Kamala
  244. Mangifera indica, Mango
  245. Manna: see Fraxinus ornus
  246. Marrubium vulgare, Horehound
  247. Matico: see Piper angustifolium
  248. Matricaria chamomilla, German chamomile
  249. Mel, Honey: see Apis mellifera
  250. Melaleuca leucadendron: Oil of Cajuput
  251. Melilotus officinalis, Sweet Clover
  252. Menispermum canadense, Yellow Parilla
  253. Mentha piperita, Peppermint
  254. Mentha viridis, Spearmint
  255. Mentha piperita: Menthol
  256. Mitchella repens, Partridgeberry
  257. Monarda punctata, Horsemint
  258. Myrica cerifera, Bayberry
  259. Myristica fragrans, Nutmeg
  260. Myrrha: see Commiphora
  261. Nepeta cataria, Catnip
  262. Nicotiana Tabacum, Tobacco; Lobelia inflata: Related Medicine (31 kB)
  263. Nux vomica: see Strychnos nux vomica
  264. Oenanthe crocata, Water Hemlock
  265. Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose.
  266. Olea europaea: Olive Oil
  267. Oleum Cadinum: see Juniperus oxycedrus
  268. Oleum Cajuputi: see Melaleuca leucadendron
  269. Oleum Chenopodii: see Chenopodium ambrosioides
  270. Oleum Olivae: see Olea europaea
  271. Oleum Ricini: see Ricinus communis
  272. Oleum Santali: see Santalum album
  273. Oleum Terebinthinae: see Pinus
  274. Oleum Theobromatis: see Theobroma cacao
  275. Oleum Tiglii: see Croton Tiglium
  276. Opium: see Papaver somniferum (39 kB)
  277. Ourouparia gambir, Gambir
  278. Oxydendron arboreum, Sourwood
  279. Panax quinquefolia, Ginseng
  280. Papaver somniferum, Opium
  281. Pareira: see Chondodendron
  282. Passiflora incarnata, Passion Flower
  283. Paullinia cupana, Guarana.
  284. Penthorum sedoides, Virginia Stone-crop
  285. Pepo: see Cucurbita Pepo
  286. Petroselinum sativum, Parsley
  287. Physostigma venenosum, Calabar Bean
  288. Phytolacca decandra, Poke
  289. Picrasma excelsa, Quassia
  290. Pilocarpus Jaborandi, Jaborandi
  291. Pimenta officinalis, Allspice
  292. Pimpinella anisum, Anise
  293. Pinus: Oil of Turpentine
  294. Pinus: Resina, Rosin, Colophony
  295. Pinus: Tar, Pine tar
  296. Piper angustifolium, Matico
  297. Piper cubeba, Cubeb
  298. Piper nigrum, Pepper
  299. Piper methysticum, Kava-Kava
  300. Piscidia piscipula, Jamaica Dogwood
  301. Pix Liquida: see Pinus
  302. Plantago major, Plantain
  303. Podophyllum peltatum, May Apple, Mandrake
  304. Polygala senega, Senega Snakeroot
  305. Polymnia Uvedalia, Uvedalia
  306. Populus tremuloides, American Poplar
  307. Prinos: see Ilex verticillata
  308. Prunus persica, Peach tree
  309. Prunus serotina, P. virginiana, Wild Cherry
  310. Pterocarpus Marsupium, Kino
  311. Ptelea trifoliata, Wafer Ash
  312. Pulsatilla: see Anemone Pulsatilla
  313. Punica granatum, Pomegranate
  314. Pyrola rotundifolia, Canker Lettuce
  315. Quassia: see Picrasma excelsa
  316. Quercus alba, Oak Bark
  317. Quercus infectoria, Nutgall
  318. Resina: see Pinus
  319. Rhamnus californica, California Buckthorn
  320. Rhamnus frangula, Buckthorn
  321. Rhamnus purshiana, Cascara sagrada
  322. Rheum officinale, Rhubarb
  323. Rhus aromatica, Fragrant Sumach
  324. Rhus glabra, Smooth Sumach
  325. Rhus toxicodendron: see Toxicodendron radicans
  326. Ricinus communis: Castor Oil
  327. Rosa sp.: Aqua rosae, Rose Water
  328. Rubus, Blackberry
  329. Rubus idaeus, Raspberry
  330. Rumex crispus, Yellow Dock
  331. Ruta graveolens, Rue
  332. Salix nigra, Black Willow
  333. Salvia officinalis, Sage
  334. Sambucus canadensis, Elder
  335. Sanguinaria canadensis, Bloodroot
  336. Santalum album: Oil of Santal
  337. Sapo, Soap
  338. Sapo Mollis, Soft Soap
  339. Sarsaparilla: see Smilax medica
  340. Sassafras albidum, Sassafras
  341. Scilla: see Urginea maritima
  342. Scoparius: see Cytisus scoparius
  343. Scutellaria lateriflora, Skullcap
  344. Selenicereus grandiflorus, Night-blooming Cereus
  345. Senecio aureus, Life Root
  346. Senega: see Polygala senega
  347. Senna: see Cassia
  348. Serenoa serrulata, Saw Palmetto
  349. Serpentaria: see Aristolochia serpentaria
  350. Sinapis, Mustard
  351. Smilax medica, Sarsaparilla
  352. Solanum carolinense, Horse-Nettle
  353. Solanum dulcamara, Bittersweet
  354. Spigelia marilandica, Pinkroot
  355. Spongia officinalis, Burnt Sponge
  356. Staphisagria: see Delphinium Staphisagria
  357. Sticta Pulmonaria, Lungwort Lichen
  358. Stillingia sylvatica, Queen's Root
  359. Stramonium: see Datura Stramonium
  360. Strophanthus Komb�
  361. Strychnos Ignatia, St. Ignatius Bean
  362. Strychnos nux vomica, Poison Nut
  363. Sumbul: see Ferula Sumbul
  364. Symphytum officinale, Comfrey
  365. Symplocarpus foetidus, Skunk Cabbage
  366. Syzygium aromaticum, Cloves
  367. Tanacetum vulgare, Tansy
  368. Taraxacum officinale, Dandelion
  369. Theobroma cacao: Cacao butter
  370. Thuja occidentalis, Arbor Vitae
  371. Toluifera pereirae, Balsam of Peru
  372. Toxicodendron radicans, Poison Ivy
  373. Trifolium Pratense, Red Clover
  374. Triticum aestivum, Wheat flour
  375. Triticum: see Agropyron repens
  376. Tussilago Farfara, Coltsfoot
  377. Ulmus fulva, Slippery Elm
  378. Urginea maritima, Squill
  379. Urtica dioica, Stinging Nettle
  380. Ustilago segetum, Corn Smut
  381. Uva ursi: see Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi
  382. Valeriana officinalis, Valerian
  383. Vanilla planifolia, Vanilla
  384. Veratrina
  385. Veratrum album, White Hellebore
  386. Veratrum viride, American Hellebore
  387. Verbascum Thapsus, Mullein
  388. Verbena hastata, Vervain
  389. Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's Root
  390. Viburnum Opulus, Cramp Bark
  391. Viburnum prunifolium, Black Haw
  392. Viscum flavescens, Mistletoe
  393. Xanthium spinosum, Spiny Clot-Bur
  394. Xanthium strumarium, Broad Bur-Weed.
  395. Xanthoxylum, Prickly Ash
  396. Zea Mays, Corn Silk
  397. Zingiber officinale, Ginger

Definitions of Therapeutic Terms.

Pharmaceutical Preparations, with Doses. (List of Fluidextracts, Tinctures, Syrups, Elixirs, Wines, and Powders.)


The Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 1922, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D.



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