Nymphaea Odorata. (White Pond Lily.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh root of the White Pond Lily, in the proportion of ℥viij. to Alcohol 50° Oj. Dose from gtts. x. to ʒj.
My use of this remedy has been but limited, though from the reports of others, I deem it to possess decided medicinal properties. The general term alterative will express the kind of action that may be obtained from it. It exerts a special influence upon mucous tissues, and has been employed with advantage in diseases of the bronchiae, the gastro-intestinal mucous surfaces, the bladder and the urethra. This will suggest the line of experiment, and we hope the remedy will be thoroughly tested and reported.