Menispermum Canadense. (Yellow Parilla.)
The Yellow Parilla has been considerably employed for the indefinite purpose of an alterative. We have the testimony of the Dispensatory that:
"In small doses, no obvious effects are produced on the general system." It may be worth while, however, to examine it further, and it will offer a good subject of study to some of our readers.
For experiment, prepare a tincture from the fresh root, ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Use it in doses of from gtts. v. to ℨj.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.