This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Acidum Hydrochloricum Dilutum (D. S. P. lO%). Tonic, refrigerant, antiseptic, and to counteract phosphatic deposits in urine.
The symptomatic indications usually calling for this acid are the deep red tongue with dusky red mucous membranes.
In typhoid conditions generally, and where there is a scanty secretion of gastric juice, it is a useful agent in doses of from S to 20 drops, well diluted. Given before meals, it is effective in controlling excessive secretion of gastric juice.