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Helenium.

Botanical name:

The herb of Helenium autumnale.—U.S.

Dose.—Of the powdered plant, ℨss. to ℨj., given in some warm infusion; of an infusion of half an ounce to a pint of boiling water, one to two ounces, and repeated as often as may be necessary to secure its effects.

Therapeutic Action.—Helenium is diaphoretic, tonic, expectorant, errhine, anthelmintic and expectorant. It is a new remedy, whose properties are not as yet well understood. It is valuable as a diaphoretic and aperient in debilitated conditions of the system requiring the use of remedies capable of fulfilling the indications named, and especially useful as a tonic and excitant in the advanced stages of typhoid fever.


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



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