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Angelica.

Related entry: Angelica under diaphoretics

The plant Angelica atropurpurea.—U.S.

Dose.—Of the powdered herb, from grs. xx. to ℨss. Of an infusion of one ounce to a pint of boiling water, f℥j. to f℥ij.

Therapeutic Action.—Angelica is an aromatic stimulant, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic and emmenagogue. This article is said to possess properties similar to those of the cultivated or garden Angelica.

It is an excellent aromatic stimulant and carminative, and is especially useful when combined with tonics in cases of indigestion, flatulence, etc., depending upon an atonic state of the stomach, and when connected with general debility. It is also an excellent remedy in flatulent colic and cardialgia. It has the reputation of being diuretic and emmenagogue.


The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.



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