Syn.—Eriodictyon; Yerba Santa; Mountain Balm.
N. H.—California, U. S. A.
Properties: Tonic, expectorant, astringent, sedative, diaphoretic.
Use: A valuable remedy in diseases of the respiratory organs. One of our best remedies in chronic bronchitis, chronic laryngitis, and chronic gastric catarrh. Under its influence the cough will gradually leave, expectoration becomes less, appetite will improve and health is restored. In paralysis of the bronchial muscles it relieves the congested or thickened epithelium. In aphonia of tubercular nature or from chronic laryngitis it is our best remedy. Our best restorative remedy for the respiratory organs. We also think of it in hemorrhoids, coughs and colds, asthma, pneumonia, and in kidney and Bright's disease. Of value in cystitis and chronic derangement of the kidneys. In tuberculosis of the lungs and asthma it is one of our best remedies. Eriodictyon is valuable in both acute and chronic diseases of the respiratory organs. It should be given in doses of 2 to 8 drops every 2 to 3 hours; or eriodictyon drachms 2 to 4, syrup or glycerine 4 ounces, a teaspoonful every 2 to 4 hours. Where a stimulating effect is needed good rock and rye may be used as a menstruum in place of syrup or glycerine, and will often be found better, especially in tuberculosis of the lungs; or colds where stimulation is indicated.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.