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.
Sumbul, Musk Root. This is a drug borrowed from the sectarians and much overexploited by certain manufacturers. It is used in nervine and antispasmodic mix-hires with apparent success, but how much of the result is due to the sumbul and how much to the well-established agents incorporated with it is an open question. Musk or sumbul in an aromatic wine will make an impressionable woman feel "perfectly lovely." So will rose-water in wine. The dose of the fluidextract is 30 I.