Euonymus Atropurpureus. (Wahoo.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the bark of the recent root, in the proportion of ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose, gtts. x. to ʒj.
The Euonymus stimulates the nutritive processes, and in some cases improves digestion. Usually, however, it will need to be combined with a pure bitter, as the Hydrastis, to get its full action in this direction.
It exerts a marked influence in malarial diseases, and deserves the name of an antiperiodic, though it is much feebler than Quinine. It may, however, be used in these cases with marked advantage, after the fever has been once broken.