Marrubium Vulgare. (Hoarhound.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh plant when in flower, using ℨviij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose from gtts. j. to gtts. x.
The Hoarhound exerts a marked influence upon the respiratory apparatus. It is stimulant to all mucous surfaces, but especially to the laryngeal and bronchial, and it may be employed for this purpose. But it evidently has an action beyond this, and influences the function of respiration. Any one who has employed it will have seen this very marked in some cases. Let us have it thoroughly tried, and it may be another instance of a very valuable remedy, in a common article.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.