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Pycnanthemum. Dysentery Weed.

Pycnanthemum. P. flexuosum (Walt.) Bsp. (P. linifolium Pursh.) Dysentery Weed.—This American mint is popularly used in bowel complaints; its hot infusion is diaphoretic. (See A. J. P., 1894, 65, 169; Ph. Rund., 1896, 32.)

A volatile oil was obtained by E. R. Miller by distilling the leaves and flowering tops of P. pycnanthemoides (See Proc. Alabama Pharm. Assoc. 1910, 58.)


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



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