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Polygonum Punctatum. (Water Pepper.)

Botanical name:

Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh herb, in the proportion of ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose gtts. ij. to ℨss.

I regard the tincture of Water-Pepper as one of our most certain stimulant diaphoretics. It is also one of the best emmenagogues, especially when the arrest is from cold. It influences the urinary and reproductive organs, but its action in these directions needs to be studied.


Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.



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