Pulvis Podophylli Compositus.—Compound Powder of Mandrake.

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Related entry: Podophyllum (U. S. P.)—Podophyllum

Preparation.—Take of blue flag, mandrake, bitter root, swamp milkweed, each, in powder, 1 ounce; bloodroot, ½ ounce. Mix together.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This powder is cathartic and alterative, and is useful in cases of obstinate constipation, hepatic derangements, dyspepsia, worms, and in scrofulous, rheumatic, and syphilitic affections. The dose is ½ or 1 drachm, repeated 3 times a day. It may be administered in water or tea (J. King).

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