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Menispermum.

Botanical name:

The root of Menispermum canadense.—U. S.

Preparation.—Tincture of Menispermum.

Dose.—From five drops to one drachm.

Therapeutic Action.—The Yellow Parilla is tonic, alterative, stomachic, laxative and diaphoretic; but like many other valuable indigenous medical agents, has received little attention from the profession.

It is said by some to be laxative, but its laxative properties are not very conspicuous. It is somewhat diaphoretic, though seldom if ever used to secure this influence alone. Associated with its tonic, are valuable alterative properties; and hence it is extolled by those most familiar with its curative powers, as having a very decided control over a great variety of chronic diseases of a cachectic character, requiring the use of alterative measures.


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



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