Sanicula Marilandica. (Sanicle.)

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Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the recent root in the proportion of ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose from gtts. ij. to gtts. xx.

The Sanicula has had considerable reputation as a domestic remedy, and like most of them it has been employed for very different purposes. It evidently exerts a direct influence upon the nervous system, relieving irritation, and this probably extends to the sympathetic. It would be well to give it a trial in those cases in which there is enfeebled function with nervous irritability.

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