The bark of Ampelopsis quinquefolia.
Preparation.—Tincture of Ampelopsis.
Dose.—From five drops to one drachm.
Therapeutic Action.—Ampelopsis is alterative, expectorant, tonic, diaphoretic, and subastringent. It has been employed by many Eclectics as an alterative in the various cases requiring the exhibition of these agents. It was first introduced to the notice of our physicians as a remedy in chronic disorders of the respiratory organs, as phthisis, chronic bronchitis, chronic laryngitis, etc., in which it was found, in many cases, to exert an influence which should recommend it to the attention of the profession.
It has been considerably employed in scrofula, and many times with evident advantage; likewise in chronic cutaneous affections, in which it has, in many instances, displayed important curative virtues.