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Stylosanthes. Stylosanthes biflora.

Botanical name:

Stylosanthes. Stylosanthes biflora (L.) B. S. P. (Fam. Leguminosae.) —This low, branching perennial has wiry stems, 3-foliate leaves and small yellow flowers. It is found in the pine barrens of the Eastern and Central United States and it is asserted that it possesses the power of relieving abdominal uterine pains during the latter months of gestation, and is also a uterine tonic during parturition. Dose, of the fluidextract, from ten to twenty minims (0.6-1.3 mils) three times a day.


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



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