An Antiseptic Dressing

The following I find to be the best antiseptic and healing lotion that I have ever used: Specific echinacea, drams six; asepsin, grains six; water q. s., ounces eight. Mix. I use this as a wet dressing, on all sorts of sores and bruises. I find it especially valuable for infected wounds. There are no constitutional symptoms. No blood poisoning ever develops when this is used.

If given internally in teaspoonful doses every two hours, it is a perfectly reliable blood purifier. I have also used it with much satisfaction, as an injection, in the treatment of gonorrhea. Indeed its uses are numerous. It can be made much stronger. In fact I have used pure echinacea on fresh cuts and abrasions, with rapid healing.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.