Nymphaea Odorata. (White Pond Lily.)

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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.

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