Pinus pendula.

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Related entry: Pinus pendula under tonics

The bark of the Tamarac, elsewhere described, possesses diuretic properties, and as such may be used with advantage in atonic dropsies, owing to its tonic and stimulating properties. It is mostly combined with other more active diuretics, when administered in dropsy. The decoction may be used freely, a pint or more being taken in the course of the day.

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