P. E.—Flower heads.
Properties: Tonic, anti-spasmodic; in large doses emetic.
Use: Griping colic, pain in region of umbilicus and lower, especially in children, stool green and slimy, smelling like rotten eggs. Reflex nervous irritation. In teething children it allays nervous irritation. Of benefit in reflex pain in the last months of pregnancy, reflex cough and muscular twitching and cramps. In amenorrhea with sense of weight and heaviness in uterus, bloating of the bowels, pain resembling labor pains, intermittent in character, it is of value.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.