The bark of Magnolia acuminata.—U. S.
Preparation.—Tincture of Magnolia.
Dose.—From five drops to one drachm.
Therapeutic Action.—Magnolia is a stimulant tonic, possessed of aromatic and diaphoretic properties, and has been employed in intermittents and remittents with advantage. If taken freely between the paroxysms, it has been found capable of arresting them. In torpid and phlegmatic habits of body, where a stimulant is desirable, this may answer a very good purpose, but it can not be relied on as a substitute for the cinchona.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.