Fel Bovinum.

Botanical name: 

Dose.—From grs. v. to grs. x. of the inspissated Gall, three or four times daily.

Ox-Gall was at one time regarded as a highly important and peculiarly valuable agent, in cases of dyspepsia attended with a deficient biliary secretion. It is supposed to give tone to the digestive organs, and facilitate the process of chymification and chylification. If the biliary secretion was scanty, vitiated, or in any respect devoid of its healthy solvent powers, and its due capacity to augment the peristaltic action of the bowels, the ox-gall at one time enjoyed a high reputation for correcting all such morbid states.

The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.