Ptelea. Ptelea trifoliata.

Botanical name: 

Synonym—Wafer Ash.

Oleoresin starch, albumen, yellow coloring matter, berberine, volatile oil, salt of lime, potash and iron.


Specific Medicine Ptelea. Dose, from one to twenty minims.

Therapy—The agent is a mild tonic, exercising a direct influence upon the stomach and digestive apparatus, correcting certain faults of gastric secretion, overcoming dyspepsia and improving the appetite. It may be given to good advantage with other stomachic tonics and iron. It corrects atonic diarrhea and is of benefit in dysentery, its pungent properties and sufficient astringency renders it of benefit in mild cases. In full doses it acts upon the skin as a diaphoretic. It has been given in lung troubles, but we have other active remedies which produce more gratifying results.

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.