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93. Ebenaceae.—Ebony family.

Botanical name:

427. DIOSPYROS.—PERSIMMON. The unripe fruit of Dio'spyros virginia'na Linné. (Official, 1820-80.) Very astringent. Used in uterine hemorrhage, leucorrhoea, and sore throat. Dose: 15 to 60 gr. (1 to 4 Gm.) in infusion, syrup, or vinous tincture.


A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.



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