Sabbatia Angularis. (American Centaury.)

Botanical name: 

Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh herb ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose, gtts. j. to gtts. xx.

The Sabbatia has had a considerable reputation as a prophylactic against periodic diseases, and in their treatment—it would be well to thoroughly investigate this action. As a bitter tonic, it may be successfully employed in atonic states of the intestinal canal with increased mucous secretion. Probably it will prove useful in all diseases of mucous membranes, where there is profuse secretion. It has been but little used of late, but it deserves study.

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