Pyrus Malus. (Apple Tree.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh root-bark of the apple-tree, ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose from gtts. v. to ℨss.
Though so common and easily prepared, this remedy has been but little studied. It possesses tonic and antiperiodic properties, and may be employed in a great many cases instead of more costly remedies. The only use I have made of it was in intermittent fevers, and whilst it was not a substitute for Quinia, it evidently exerted a good influence upon the disease, especially in preventing a recurrence of the paroxysms.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.