Cypripedium Pubescens. (Lady's Slipper.)

Botanical name: 

Cypripedium Pubescens. (Lady's Slipper.)

(Note. The Cypripediums are rare and endangered orchids. Don't use them unless you grow them yourself.)

Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the recent dried root, in the proportion of ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. The dose will range from gtts. ij. to ʒj.

The Cypripedium is a nerve stimulant, improving the circulation and nutrition of the nerve centers. Hence it proves useful in sleeplessness, nervous irritability from atony, in neuralgia, delirium, and other disturbances from the same cause.

It is a feeble agent, and too much must not be expected from it. It is a stimulant, and will only be applicable in nervous atony.

Its best use will doubtless be found in children, to soothe irritation of the nervous system. I make the following prescription which is an admirable "Soothing Syrup."

Rx. Tinct. of Cypripedium,
Comp. Tinct. of Lavender, aa. ʒij.
Tinct. of Lobelia, ʒj.
Simple Syrup, ℥iiiss. M.

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