Preparation.—A tincture from the fresh plant.
Dose.—Tincture of Euphorbia gtt. x. to gtt. xxx., water ℥iv.; a teaspoonful every hour or two hours.
Specific Indications.—Irritation of the stomach, diarrhoea, dysentery, with evidences of irritation of mucous membranes.
Specific Uses.—This remedy has been largely employed in the treatment of cholera infantum, taking the place of ipecac, but in other years it has had a better influence than ipecac. In some seasons and in some cases in other years it has not been so good. We have also employed it in the diarrhoea of adults, and in sporadic dysentery. I think it will meet the indications in some zymotic dysenteries, but it wants proving in these. It will also be found to take the place of ipecac in some cases of bronchitis and pneumonia.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.