Dose.—Of an infusion of one ounce to a pint of boiling water, from one to four ounces.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum, or Boneset, the properties and uses of which are fully described under the class of tonics, is a valuable diaphoretic. An infusion, taken freely while warm, is highly useful in promoting perspiration in colds, coughs, pneumonia, inflammation, and the various forms of fevers, especially in the early stages, if given to the extent of producing nausea and vomiting. It is also useful in smaller doses, in the advanced stages of the same diseases, when a sustaining diaphoretic is demanded.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.