A Handbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics

A Handbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of metrorrhagia from various causes, giving gr. xv thrice daily up to a total of 3 ijss in some cases. In no instance were unpleasant effects observed. As it is not obtainable in this country, by reason of a legal conflict between its patentees and those of Antipyrin, and as it is a very loose combination at best, Dr. Squibb suggests that there is no reason whatever why just as good results should not be obtained from the administration of its constituents in conjunction, in proper doses to suit each individual case, and in the proportion of about 3 of Salicylic Acid to 2 of Antipyrin. SALVIA, Sage, --the leaves of Salvia officinalis, the common garden Sage, a perennial plant of the nat. ord. Labiatse, native in Southern Europe but cultivated in our gardens for its strong, fragrant odor. They contain tannin, resin, etc., and a volatile oil which consists of Salviol (C0H16O), camphor and terpenes. There are no official preparations. Dose of the powdered leaves, gr. xx-xxx, in infusion. Sage is aromatic, stimulant, tonic, astringent and a vulnerary. It was highly esteemed in ancient times, and even yet is popular as a domestic cure-all with many people. In infusion it may be used as a beverage in febrile conditions and to check sweating, also for the night-sweats of phthisis. Like other members of the same class it has a slight influence over enteralgia and flatulence. It makes a good astringent and stimulating gargle. SAMBUCUS, Elder, --the flowers of Sambucus canadensis, the common Elder, a shrub of the nat. ord. Caprifoliaceas. The plant contains a small quantity of a volatile oil, also a resin and valerianic acid. The common Elder of Europe (S. nigra) is more of a tree, and is official in the Br. Phar. There are no official preparations..show more

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