The leaves of Chelone glabra.—U. S.
Preparation.—Tincture of Chelone.
Dose.—From five drops to half a drachm.
Therapeutic Action.—The Chelone is tonic, stomachic, laxative, anthelmintic and hepatic. It is one of the mildest, purest, and most congenial tonic and stomachic agents in the materia medica. It is unusually acceptable to the stomach, and is valuable in anorexia, languid or atonic states of the digestive organs, and promotes the appetite and facilitates the process of digestion. In cases of confirmed dyspepsia, especially if attended with torpidity of the bowels, it answers a good purpose, as it does in chronic diseases in general, attended with debility.