The root of Cocculus palmatus.—Africa.
Preparation.—Tincture of Columba.
Dose.—From gtt. v. to ℨss.
Therapeutic Action.—The Columba is tonic, stomachic and demulcent, says Pereira, and somewhat aromatic. It is one of our most valuable tonics and stomachics.
It is valuable in cases of enfeebled states of the stomach, attended with want of appetite, indigestion and general debility; no tonic is more appropriate in such cases; and none less apt to disagree with the stomach. In acid indigestion it may be united with bicarbonate of soda, or bicarbonate of potash.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.