Liatris Spicata. (Button Snakeroot.)

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

The Liatris is gently tonic, and stimulates secretion from all the emunctories. Hence it has been added to various alterative combinations, and with some practitioners is very highly esteemed. It acts more directly upon the urinary apparatus; and probably upon the reproductive apparatus of both male and female.

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