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.
Polymnia Uvedalia, Bearsfoot. Employed in conditions of vascular atony with functionally enlarged and painful glands, as in enlarged spleen, hypertrophy of the liver, and uterine subinvolution. (Ec. tr., 3 to I0 I.) Externally, it is employed in spinal irritation (ext. 25% in ointment), and as a hair tonic (ec. tr., 25% combined with other agents). This drug is in use principally by the older eclectics, who consider it of positive value in glandular troubles, although in general a weak agent.