Guaiacum Officinale.

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We prepare a tincture by percolation from the wood, in the proportion of ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose, from ten to thirty drops.

The tincture thus prepared may be occasionally used with advantage in the latter stages of acute, and in chronic rheumatism. It may also be associated with the vegetable alteratives in the treatment of some chronic diseases, where stimulation of the skin is required. Occasionally it will prove useful in functional diseases of the uterine organs, especially in amenorrhoea.

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