Plantago Cordata. (Water Plantain.)

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

This remedy has been but little used, yet from what we know of it, we think it deserves careful investigation. It exerts a direct influence upon the nervous system, allaying irritation and giving better innervation. It was employed in the cholera of 1832 with marked success, and Prof. Jones thinks it likely to prove one of the most certain remedies we have in that disease. Let some of our physicians prepare the remedy, and report.

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