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Leonurus.

Botanical name:

The field of this remedy, so far developed, is a narrow one, but so satisfactory is its influence in that field, that it becomes an important remedy. It is known as motherwort and is used to restore the lochial discharge when suppressed or retarded from any cause, especially when suppressed from cold, after it has once appeared.

I have had very satisfactory results in the administration of the remedy in from ten to thirty drop doses in, perhaps, two ounces of hot water every two hours in these cases.

I have seen no unpleasant results from its influence.

Doctor King, in his old dispensatory, advised the application of a fomentage of the herb with its internal use, but I am convinced that any hot fomentage will encourage an excessive flow, and its internal use will be all that is needed.

I believe that if the remedy were carefully studied from the present vantage point of our therapeutic knowledge, we would find that it could be used in conjunction with aletris or salicin or viburnum with excellent results, in chronic uterine disorders.

It has been observed to act satisfactorily when there is general feebleness, also when, with general feebleness, there was lack of tone in the important organs.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.



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