Syn.—Polymnia; Bearsfoot; Yellow Leaf Cup.
N. H.—United States.
Properties: Tonic stimulant. Improves nutrition and increases waste.
Indications: In glandular enlargement with functional atony. Inactivity of glandular organs with impaired circulation. Flabby, full, sodden and sallow tissues. The remedy in enlarged spleen and liver. In chronic hepatitis, chronic splenitis. Also of value in glandular and structural hypertrophy of other organs; glandular induration and abscess in scrofulous people. Chronic rheumatism, lumbago, myalgia or other diseases depending on removal of waste, are benefited by its use. Increases capillary circulation. It is our best remedy in chronic malaria with enlarged liver and spleen. In enlarged glands from syphilis it is of value. If combined with ceanothus americanus it is even more effective in these conditions. Of value in hypertrophy of the uterus and subinvolution, and in dyspepsia, the result of engorgement of the vessels with a burning and heavy sensation in the epigastrium. In chronic metritis it may be combined with other indicated remedies. Glycerine or syrup are the best menstruums for the administration of polymnia.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.