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Related entry: Monarda under stimulants

Dose.—Of an infusion of one ounce to a pint of boiling water, one to six ounces.

The Monarda Punctata, and other species of Horsemint, possess highly excitant, together with very energetic diaphoretic properties. The warm infusion of either of the medicinal species of the Monarda, if taken freely, and while the patient is warmly covered in bed, rarely fails to induce copious perspiration. Owing to its highly excitant action it is more especially applicable to torpid states of the system, with diminished action of the various secreting organs, but more especially the skin and kidneys. An infusion seldom fails to act promptly upon these emunctories, and is also useful in flatulence, flatulent colic, spasm of the bowels, nausea, etc.

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