Pilulae Leonuri Compositae.—Compound Pills of Motherwort.

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Related entry: Leonurus.—Motherwort

Preparation.—Take of the alcoholic extracts of motherwort and unicorn-root, each, 2 drachms; extract of leptandra, resin of cimicifuga, each, 1 drachm. Mix thoroughly together, form a pill mass, and divide into 60 pills.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills are useful in many uterine affections, acting as a uterine tonic and alterative. One pill may be given every 1, 2, or 4 hours, according to the urgency of the case (J. King).

King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.