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318. Rhus aromatica.—Sweet sumach

Botanical name:

318. RHUS AROMATICA Aiton (Var. Trilobata Gray).—SWEET SUMACH. An indigenous bush, with leaves smaller than those of R glabra, and unpleasantly scented. (Root-bark.) It acts as an excitant to the unstriped muscular fiber, particularly of the bladder, and is therefore an efficient remedy in incontinence of urine. Dose: 5 to 30 gr. (0.3 to 2 Gm.).


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



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