Iberis. Iberis amara.

Botanical name: 

Synonym—Bitter Candytuft.


The powdered plant. Dose from one to three grains.
Tinctura Iberis Amarae. Dose, five drops, increased or decreased as indicated.


Lepiden, a bitter principle.

Therapy—The most direct action of this remedy is upon an enlarged heart, where there is functional weakness. It lessens the force of the heart's action, controlling violence and irritability. It overcomes the dyspnea of these cases, the vertigo and general sense of weakness, with other reflex symptoms.

In bronchitis, asthma, dyspnea, and in jaundice or dropsy, all of cardiac origin, it is said to be one of our best agents, in some cases acting magically. Galen used it in rheumatic affections. The agent has not received the attention it is said to deserve.

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.