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376. Epilobium.—Willow-herb.

Botanical name:

376. EPILOBIUM.—WILLOW-HERB. The herb of Epilo'bium angustifo'lium Linné. Habitat: Northern Hemisphere. It has a smooth, reddish stem, branching above, arising from a long, yellowish-white root, and bearing the purplish-pink flowers in a raceme resembling those of the willow; hence the name willow-herb. Demulcent and astringent. Dose: 30 to 60 gr. (2 to 4 Gm.).


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



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