Saxifrage. Saxifraga pennsylvanica.
Synonyms—Tall Saxifrage, kings' evil root, scrofula bush.
Specific Symptomatology—It is specific as an alterative in syphilitic affections of the eyes. In glaucoma, in iritis, in ophthalmia, in cataract from syphilitic causes, our doctors have had the most marked results from the use of this remedy. Dose, F. V. Ext., from 20 drops to one dram.
The agent is an active diuretic and an excellent tonic, as well as possessing active alterative or antiscorbutic properties.
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.