Pilulae Polygoni Compositae.—Compound Pills of Water-Pepper.

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Related entry: Polygonum.—Water Pepper

Preparation.—Take of dried sulphate of iron, and resin of cimicifuga, each, 1 drachm; oleoresin of iris, 15 grains; extract of water-pepper, a sufficient quantity. Mix well together, and divide into 60 pills.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills are emmenagogue, and exert an especial influence on the female organs of generation. They have been used with advantage in chlorosis, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, uterine leucorrhoea, etc. The dose is 1 pill every 2 or 3 hours (J. King).

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