Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh herb ℥viij. to Alcohol 50° Oj. Dose from gtts. j. to ℨss.
Agrimonia exerts a slight stimulant influence upon all the vegetative processes, and under its use we find an improvement of appetite, digestion and nutrition.
It exerts a specific influence upon mucous membranes, checking profuse secretion, and giving tone. Thus it has been employed with advantage in cases of chronic bronchitis, phthisis with increased secretion, and humoral asthma.
But it is especially useful in chronic catarrhal disease of the kidneys and bladder, and will frequently prove curative. It gives tone and strength to these organs, and may well replace the more common tonic diuretics in many cases.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.