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US Dispensatory, 1918.

Botanical name:

Tang-kui or Man-mu.—Under the name of tangkui the Chinese have used for a long time a root obtained from some umbelliferous plant closely allied to the Levisticum officinale, which, according to Lezenius (Ph. Centralh., 1910, p. 221), is probably from the Ligusticum acutilobum. A fluidextract of this root has been introduced into European medicine under the name of eumenol and is recommended by a number of authors in the treatment of dysmenorrhea and other uterine complaints. The dose of this fluidextract is one table-spoonful three times a day. Bufalini, having searched in vain for an active alkaloid, believes that the activity of the substance depends upon an ethereal oil.


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



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