Verbascum Thapsus. (Mullein.)

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Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh tops and smaller leaves when the plant is in flower, ℥viij. to Alcohol 50° Oj. Dose from gtts. v. to ℨj.

The Verbascum exerts a mild influence upon the nervous system, quieting irritation and promoting sleep. It also allays bronchial irritation, and checks cough. It is very feeble, and has but a limited use.

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