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Frankenia. Yerba Reuma. Frankenia grandifolia.

Botanical name:

Frankenia. Frankenia grandifolia Cham. and Schlecht. Yerba Reuma. (Fam. Frankeniaceae.)—This herb, which grows in California, Nevada, Arizona and Northern Mexico, contains about 6 per cent. of tannin and is employed as a topical remedy in catarrhal affections, especially of the nose and genito-urinary tract; also internally in doses of from ten to twenty minims (0.6 to 1.3 mils) of the fluidextract. For local application the fluidextract may be diluted with from two to five times its volume of water.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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