Pyrethrum Parthenium. (Feverfew.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh plant, ℥viij. to Alcohol 50° Oj. Dose from gtts. v. to ℨss.
The Feverfew has the reputation of being an admirable tonic, at the same time being one of the most pleasant of its class. It influences the entire intestinal tract, improves the appetite and digestion, and stimulates secretion. It also exerts an influence upon the skin and kidneys. This is one of the little used medicines that deserves careful study, and as it is cultivated in our gardens it is within the reach of all.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.