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Related entry: Pycnanthemum under diaphoretics

The plant Pycnanthemum pilosum.—U.S.

Therapeutic Action.—Pycnanthemum has been but little used by the profession. It is a very agreeable aromatic stimulant and diaphoretic, similar to the pennyroyal or hyssop in its medical properties, but more pungent in taste and excitant in action. We have used it frequently with very gratifying results in cases of colic, flatulency and pain or spasm of the stomach and bowels, and also as a stimulating diaphoretic in colds, rheumatism and pleurisy. Whenever free perspiration is desirable, and especially in those cases where there is a tendency to chilliness, with a languid state of the circulation, a warm infusion of this agent will be found beneficial. It has also been found useful in cases of nausea and vomiting, to allay sickness.

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