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Muira-puama. Liriosma ovata.

Muira-Puama.—The wood of a Brazilian tree, believed to be from Liriosma ovata Miers (Fam. Olacaceae), which, according to Th. Peckolt, contains an alkaloid, muira-puamine, and is used by the Brazilian aborigines as an aphrodisiac, also in the treatment of dysentery. In impotence, ten to twenty minims (0.6-1.3 mils) of the fluidextract may be taken three or four times a day. (See M. R., 1902.)


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



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