Symplocarpus Foetidus. (Skunk Cabbage.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh root, ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose from gtt. j. to gtts. v.
Though the Skunk Cabbage has been extensively used, it has been in combination with other remedies, and the reports are so vague that we can not estimate its remedial action. It exerts a very decided influence upon the nervous system, relieving irritation and preventing normal functional activity. This, probably, will be its principal use. The remedy deserves to be thoroughly studied.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.