Jeffersonia Diphylla. (Twinleaf.)

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Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the recent root, ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose from gtt. j. to gtts. xx.

The Jeffersonia is a stimulant to mucous membranes, increasing their circulation, and checking profuse secretion. It may be employed in any case where these influences are desirable, and will give satisfaction. It exerts a feebly stimulant influence upon the skin, sufficient, however, to make it useful in chronic skin diseases. It is also claimed to be diuretic and anti-rheumatic. The remedy requires study, and may develop valuable properties.

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