Syn.—Tree of heaven.
N. H.—China and Japan.
Properties: Nerve tonic.
Physiological action: In toxic doses it produces headache of severe nature, dizziness, tingling and numbness, soreness in spine, arms and legs and general prostration The pulse and respiration are decreased, cold and clammy' sweat, a feeling of chilliness follows, and, in fatal doses the respiratory centers are paralyzed and death results.
Use: In some forms of epilepsy, not the result of mechanical injury or obstruction, it has, been highly recommended. Of value in malignant scarlet fever, typhoid fever, hiccough and asthma. It is of value in prostration from septic causes. It stimulates the brain and spinal nerve centers. Of value in low forms of inflammation and fever and in septic conditions. In weak and relaxed conditions of the mucous membranes, and as a tonic to the nervous system it is of value and may be used in some forms of prostration, especially from septic cause.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.