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Cinnamon.

Botanical name:

Preparation.—We prepare a tincture from the oil, in the proportion of ℥j. to Alcohol 98° ℥viij. Dose five to thirty drops.

Cinnamon thus prepared exerts a direct influence upon the uterus, causing contraction of its muscular fibre, and arresting hemorrhage. To a limited extent, it exerts an influence on the entire circulatory system, checking hemorrhage from any part.

It is the most certain remedy we have for uterine hemorrhage, either during parturition or at the menstrual period. I have used it since I commenced practice, and have never failed to arrest post-partum hemorrhage with it, though I have had some very severe cases.


Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.



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