Whilst I think but little of the foetid gum as an antispasmodic, I regard it as a valuable gastric stimulant, and also as a nerve stimulant. In nervous dyspepsia, especially, it will be found valuable. The following is a good form: Rx Asafoetida, ℨss. Hydrastine, ℨss.; Aloes, grs. x. Make thirty pills, and give one three times a day. As a nerve stimulant I have used: Rx Extract of Nux Vomica, grs. x.; Aloes, grs. xl. Make twenty pills, and give one at night.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.