Kola; A Study of Its History, Physiological and Therapeutic Action, Pharmacy and Uses in Medicine. Illustrated

Kola; A Study of Its History, Physiological and Therapeutic Action, Pharmacy and Uses in Medicine. Illustrated

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...that is, its tonic and stimulating action upon the nervous centres of the system, is due to the happy influence of kola against seasickness; it is strongly recommended by Hamilton who holds it as an excellent remedy against depression, vomiting, vertigo, which are the outcome of these maladies. Taken in moderate doses, it causes all the phenomena of this disagreeable condition to disappear. This property when clearly established, will prove its immense advantage to humanity. Diabetes. To the same physiological cause is due the favorable and often curative effect of kola in diabetes. Kola in the treatment of this disease has given better results than any other caffeic, and I should infer that this effect of kola is greater because of the production of nascent caffeine. That kola is of great value in the treatment of this disease is clearly demonstrated. 1 It will allow of the patient's taking muscular exercise and long walks, which are always recommended in such cases. 2. Because it stimulates the nervous system and digestive functions that are always depressed in this malady. 3 Because we know that caffeine and all the more kola increases the exhalations of carbonic acid to the detriment of the excess of sugar developed in the organism as soon as it is formed. In accouchement.. The neurasthenic and tonic action of kola has received important application in a case which has come to my knowledge. We quote from Dr. Chambard-Henon: "A woman of 28 had been confined three times, each parturition being marked by fainting phenomena during labor, the child being in a state of asphyxia. Upon her fourth confinement she was given kola from the time pain began until her delivery. The child was born living and in a normal condition, the...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783018
  • 9781236783011