Pinus pendula.

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Related entry: Pinus pendula under diuretics

The bark of the American larch.—U. S.

Preparation.—Tincture of Pinus Pendula.

Dose.—From five drops to half a drachm.

Therapeutic Action.—Tamarac bark is tonic, diuretic and alterative. It has been employed in almost all chronic cachectic diseases, for its tonic and alterative properties, and is often of much service. In conjunction with other agents, it is used in dyspepsia, chronic hepatic diseases, passive dropsies, and during the convalescence of both acute and chronic diseases.

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