Coffee. (Java or Rio.)

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Take of the berries of Coffee, ground (not roasted) ℥viij., Alcohol, 76° Oj. Make a tincture by percolation. Dose gtts. ij. to gtts. x.

Coffee is a stimulant to the cerebral nervous system, and may be employed in many cases where there is atony, with disordered function. Were it not for the general use of coffee as a beverage, it would prove a valuable remedy; but when persons are habituated to its use, it exerts but little influence.

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