The root of Trillium cernum.—U.S.
Dose.—It may be administered as an emetic, in doses from gr. x. to xv. every twenty minutes, until free emesis is produced. Care should be taken, however, that it does not produce hyperemesis.
Therapeutic Action.—This article is sometimes, though rarely used as an emetic. It is said to possess properties which render it pretty active. Used in the South as an emetic in the forming stages of intermittent and remittent fevers, etc.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.