Frasera. Frasera caroliniensis.

Botanical name: 

Synonym—American Columbo.

Gentiopicrin, gentisic acid, two distinct yellow coloring matters glucose, gum, sugar, salts.


Specific Medicine Frasera. Dose, from five to thirty minims.

Therapy—This agent operates upon the stomach and digestive apparatus directly, influencing the tone of the glandular organs of the entire digestive tract. It is a stomachic tonic of considerable power, exercising its best influence when the apparatus is impaired by protracted disease. Under these circumstances it is also a stimulant and astringent to the secreting surfaces, correcting excessive night sweats common to such a condition, controlling the diarrhea and dysentery where there are relaxed and atonic mucous membranes.

In that form of catarrhal gastritis, where there is a sense of fullness in the stomach after eating even a little food, it improves the digestion and relieves the distress, and where there is marked debility improves the tone of all the organs.

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.