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Cusparia.

Botanical name:

The bark of Galipea cusparia.—South America.

Preparation.—Tincture of Cusparia.

Dose.—From five drops to half a drachm.

Therapeutic Action.—Angustura Bark is tonic, stimulant, aromatic, emetic, cathartic, diaphoretic and diuretic.

It may be used in all cases where an aromatic bitter and tonic is indicated. It has been recommended in the malignant forms of intermittents and remittents of tropical climates. It has proved very efficacious in the treatment of those diseases, if we may believe the testimony of many writers of respectability.

It has also been administered to check profuse mucous discharges, such as occur in the latter stages and chronic forme of dysentery and diarrhoea, and chronic bronchial affections.


The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.



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