Dose.—Of the pulverized root from gr. xx. to one drachm; of an infusion of one ounce to a pint of boiling water, one to three ounces.
Wild Ginger, described in the class Emmenagogues, is decidedly diaphoretic and excitant, and when a weak and warm infusion is drunk, or when the powder is employed in small and repeated doses, aided by warm diluents and confinement to bed, it rarely fails to cause a determination to the surface, andd induce copious perspiration. It is sometimes used in sudden colds, catarrhal, febrile and inflammatory affections, when the skin is harsh and dry, and the perspiratory action arrested, with the best effects.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.