Viburnum Opulus. (High Cranberry.)

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Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the recent bark, ℥viij. to Alcohol 50° Oj. Dose, from gtts. v. to gtts. xx.

The Viburnum has been employed as an antispasmodic with reported success, hence its name, cramp bark. If we are to be guided by the descriptions of our earlier practitioners, we would conclude that it exerted a direct influence in controlling spinal irritation, and spasmodic action arising from this. I have never used it, though I think it worthy a trial.

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