Paeonia Officinalis.

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Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh root of the garden peony, in the proportion of ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose from drops gtts. v. to ʒss.

This remedy has been but little used, yet the evidence is pretty conclusive that it possesses a marked influence upon the nervous system. It has been employed as an antispasmodic, and to relieve irritation of the nerve centers. Will some of our friends prepare a tincture in the summer and test it?

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