Related entry: Monarda under diaphoretics

The plant Monarda coccinia.—U.S.

Dose.—The infusion may be taken freely.

Therapeutic Action.—Monarda is stimulant, carminative, diuretic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue and rubefacient. It is a powerful excitant and carminative, and may be advantageously used in depressed or typhoid states of the system, attended with sinking of the vital powers, with internal congestions, and a cold, pale, and shriveled state of the surface. It is likewise an efficient stimulant diaphoretic, and may he used in all cases where an agent of this character is indicated.

The Monarda Punctata and Didyma possess similar properties, and may be used for the same purposes.

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