Syn.—Baptisia, wild indigo.
P. E.—Part, root and leaves.
N. H.—United States.
Properties: Antiseptic, stimulant, astringent.
Physiological action: Very large doses will cause severe purging and vomiting. Respiration and reflexes are over stimulated, resulting in asphyxia from paralysis of the reflex centers and death.
Indications: Dusky, purplish full face, dark or purplish tongue, lips and mucous membrane.
Use: We think of it in typhoid fever and other diseases showing typhoid symptoms. In delirium of typhoid or of typhoid nature; diphtheria, diphtheretic laryngitis; dysentery with offensive breath and fetid discharge of a dark prune juice character. Useful in tonsillitis if indicated. As baptisia is not a very powerful antiseptic it will be found to be of great advantage in most cases to associate it with echinacea.