Dose.—This agent is principally given in infusion, one ounce to a pint of boiling water. Dose from one to two ounces.
Polygonum Punctatum, fully considered under the division Emmenagogues, possesses pretty active stimulating diaphoretic properties, together with others of a diuretic, expectorant, and antiseptic character, which render it a very efficient agent in some forms of disease. As a stimulating diaphoretic it is an excellent remedy, taken in the form of warm infusion, in sudden suppression of the perspiration, in colds, febrile and inflammatory diseases, and especially when the action of the heart is depressed from internal congestion, with coldness of the surface and deficient capillary circulation.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.