Alnus. Alnus rubra.

Botanical name: 

Synonym—Tag Alder.

Not analyzed.


Specific Medicine Alnus. Dose, from one to sixty minims.

Therapy—This agent combines both alterative and tonic astringent properties. It removes waste products, improves the tone of mucous structures and increases the secretory action of the glands of these structures. At the same time it prevents the flow of an excessive quantity of mucus into the stomach, and stimulates the flow of gastric juice and aids the digestion. It cures various forms of ulcerations in the mouth, or in the gastro-intestinal canal. It is advised in rhuspoisoning. It has accomplished satisfactory cures in pustular and eczematous disease of the skin.

Dr. Ramey of Lincoln, Neb., suggests the use of alnus in the treatment of syphilis. He gives it in conjunction with echinacea and stillingia with successful results. It can be given as high as thirty drops at a dose, four times a day and will undoubtedly add something to our list of good remedies for this disease.

The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.