The bark of the root Euonymus atropurpureus.—U. S.
Preparation.—Tincture of Euonymus.
Dose.—From five drops to one drachm.
Therapeutic Action.—The Euonymus is tonic, aperient, alterative, pectoral and antiperiodic. It is known to but few as a medicinal plant, and its properties are, as yet, we believe, but imperfectly known to any; nevertheless, we believe it is destined, at no distant period, to occupy a high place amoug our indigenous therapeutic ageuts.
From our own experience we believe it to be a valuable tonic and laxative. It imparts tone to the stomach, facilitates chylosis, and if there is a torpid state of the bowels, no better agent can be administered to promote their action without inducing their debility.
It would likewise seem, from the testimony of good authority, to be possessed of antiperiodic powers of no small importance.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.