Achillea millefolium. (Yarrow.)

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Preparation.—Prepare a tincture of the recent herb, ℥viij. to Alcohol 50° Oj. Dose, gtts. v. to ʒss.

This agent., though feeble in its action, is much better than many in common use. It acts directly on the urinary apparatus, and the reproductive organs of the female. I have used it to allay irritation of the kidneys and vesical and urethral irritation. In these cases its influence is somewhat similar to Buchu and Uva Ursi. It is employed with advantage in atonic amenorrhoea, menorrhagia, and vaginal leucorrhoea.

Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.