Lavandula Vera. (Lavender.)

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Lavender is the child's stimulant, and nothing, so far as I am aware, exercises so kindly an influence upon the digestive apparatus and the nervous system. A tincture may be formed of Oil of Lavender, ℥ij.; Dilute Alcohol, Oj. But the Compound Spirit will probably answer the needs of most physicians. I would like to test a tincture of the fresh herb, and if any of our readers are so located as to grow it, and prepare such tincture, we will be obliged if they will report.

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