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Based upon established physiological actions and the indications in small doses to which is added some pharmaceutical data and the most important therapeutic developments of sectarian medicine as explained along rational lines

TitleA Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics
AuthorThos. S. Blair
PublisherThe Medical Council, Philadelphia
Year1907
Copyright1907, J. J. Taylor
AmazonA practitioner's handbook of materia medica and therapeutics

By Thos. S. Blair, M. D

Member American Medical Association, Pennsylvania State Medical Society, Harrisburg Academy Of Medicine, Member Visiting Staff Of Harrisburg City Hospital, &C

Published By The Medical Council, 4105 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa

This Volume Is Respectfully Dedicated To The Optimist In Therapeutics

-Preface
The modern tendency towards more direct and less bulky medication has placed in a transition stage the drug therapy of today. New synthetics, elegant pharmaceuticals, and mixtures and compounds more o...
-Introduction
The employment of drugs in ordinary or in large doses for their physical, chemic, or physiologic action is a procedure so well established in therapeutics, and so well borne out in the common experien...
-Introduction. Part 2
As we have drugs whose primary or direct actions in small doses cover a wide field, there is comparatively little occasion in routine practice to impose upon debilitated and chronic cases the large do...
-Introduction. Part 3
In prescribing for objective symptoms the larger doses of remedies are usually more generally requisite than in prescribing for subjective symptoms. For instance, very minute doses of the tincture of ...
-Part I. Pharmacy. Botany
As in chemistry, so also in botany, plants sustain definite relationships to each other; and as from its chemic affiliation we get an idea of the therapy of any new substance, so from its botanic clas...
-Botanic Medicaments
The standard works upon medical chemistry enter so fully into all essential data with regard to inorganic drugs that it is unnecessary to discuss the matter here. With regard to serum medication, spec...
-Extracts
Extracts, as made by the usual U. S. P. methods honestly followed, seldom disappoint. Unfortunately, poor materials, sophistication, and quick but defective processes characterize the manufacture of ...
-U. S. P. Tinctures
U. S. P. Tinctures, by the recent revision, are much changed in strength. Potent tinctures are now made of 10 per cent strength, whereas the 1890 aconite was 35 per cent., belladonna I5 per cent., ca...
-Green Plant Tinctures
Green Plant Tinctures are official under the title Tinctura Herbarium Recentium, and are made of green or recent herbs, cut into small portions, 500 grams, and alcohol 1000 c.c. The whole is digeste...
-Homeopathic Mother Tinctures
Homeopathic Mother Tinctures are all designated by the Greek letter theta (@). The strict homeopath insists upon the elaborate rules of Hahnemann, as instanced in the American Homeopathic Pharmacopoe...
-Eclectic Tinctures
Eclectic Tinctures. The eclectics have been most fortunate in having had identified with them two such eminently scientific pharmaceutic chemists as Prof. J. Uri Lloyd and Dr. William S. Merrell. Head...
-Dispensing Fluids
Dispensing Fluids. It has become quite the custom to eliminate fluids from the portable medicine case. Permit the suggestion to all readers who practice with tablets that a list of twenty liquids be p...
-Tablets And Triturates
Tablets And Triturates. The tablet form of medication, owing to its convenience and accuracy, has taken a more or less permanent hold upon the profession. Within proper limitations they are to be comm...
-Alkaloids
Alkaloids. An ex-president of the American Pharmaceutical Association has recently said: The alkaloid, quinine, discovered by Gomes, of Lisbon, in 1812, was second only to morphine, discovered by Der...
-Synthetics
Synthetics. Alkaloids, the result of analysis, are more or less incomplete and uncertain plant representatives. Synthetics are even more uncertain, being the result not of nature's slow but of man's r...
-Ointments And Cerates
Ointments And Cerates of the U. S. P. are so admirable and so well known that little need be said of them here. The homceopaths employ an extensive line of green plant cerates, usually of 25% strength...
-The National Formulary
The National Formulary. For many years an effort has been made to unify formulas for ready-made mixtures and to place these preparations upon a more scientific basis. This effort has taken concrete fo...
-Part II. Materia Medica
This alphabetically arranged materia medica being not designed as a guide for class-room work, chemic and botanic descriptions may very properly be omitted except with unfamiliar drugs. TOXICOLOGY not...
-Abies. Abies Canadensis. Hemlock Spruce
Abies, Abies Canadensis, or Hemlock Spruce, supplies a gum known as Canada pitch. From it a plaster is prepared possessing rubefacient properties. Oil of hemlock is prepared by distilling its branches...
-Abies Nigra. Black Spruce
Abies Nigra, or Black Spruce, is of too irritating a character to use in large doses, although its action is along similar lines to the hemlock spruce. In small doses (@ I to 3 I, well diluted) it is ...
-Acetanilid
Acetanilid, in proper doses, is rapidly eliminated, but retards nitrogenous tissue waste. Not directly influencing the circulatory apparatus, yet it inhibits heat production. and so indirectly depres...
-Acidum Boricum
Acidum Boricum in large doses depresses the spinal centers and disturbs digestion. Moderate doses sometimes occasion cutaneous irritation, with ecchymosis and edema. It is employed internally in cysti...
-Acidum Hydriodicum Dilutum
Acidum Hydriodicum Dilutum(D. S. P. 10%). Used in doses of 5 to 15 I. Syrupus acidi hydriodici (D. S. P. 1% by weight). Used in doses of 1/2 to 2 fK. This rather unstable but valuable agent is i...
-Acidum Hydrochloricum Dilutum
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 ...
-Acidum Nitricum Dilutum
Acidum Nitricum Dilutum (U. S. P. lO%). Tonic, antiseptic, astringent, and alterative. It stimulates the intestinal glands. In doses of from 5 to 20 I, well diluted, it is useful in chronic hepatitis ...
-Acidum Phosphoricum Dilutum
Acidum Phosphoricum Dilutum (U. S. P. l0%). Tonic and refrigerant; stimulates the nutrition of the nerve tissues, eliminates insoluble phosphates, and stimulates the sexual function. Dose, 20 to 60 I....
-Acidum Picricum
Acidum Picricum. Yellow crystals, odorless, and intensely bitter. It is soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform, and slightly so in water. It is poisonous, acting as an irritating depressant, causin...
-Acidum Salicylicum
Acidum Salicylicum (Synthetic) forms a very perfect chemical substitute for salicylic acid prepared from oil of wintergreen. Physiologically, the actions of the two substances are not identical, altho...
-Acidum Salicylicum. Oil of Wintergreen
Acidum Salicylicum (From Oil of Wintergreen ). This is the substance upon which the reputation of salicylic acid is based, and many discriminating physicians will not employ the synthetic acid interna...
-Acids Of Minor Therapeutic Importance
Acids Of Minor Therapeutic Importance. DILUTE ACETIC, refrigerant and astringent, 30 I; CAMPHORIC, antiseptic in cystitis, gonorrhea, etc., IS gr.; CITRIC, antiscorbutic and refrigerant, 7 gr.; HYDROC...
-Aconitina
Aconitina (U. S. P.). Aconitine, an alkaloid obtained from aconite (crystalline). Antineuralgic, diuretic, sudorific, and anodyne. Dose, 1-400 gr. several times a day, with caution. Externally, I to 2...
-Aconitum. Aconite
Aconitum, Aconite. For the toxic action of this drug consult the standard works. It is too dangerous a drug to employ in doses verging upon the toxic, and especial care should be exercised when the fl...
-Adonidin
Adonidin, a non-nitrogenous, colorless, odorless, and very bitter amorphous powder derived from Adonis ver-nalis. It increases arterial tension, is mildly diuretic, and acts promptly. It is valuable ...
-Adonis Vernalis
Adonis Vernalis, Pheasant's eye, excites the inhibitory nerves of the heart at the central end; but large doses, long continued, are apt to paralyze the peripheral end of the vagus. The accelerating ...
-Adrenalin
Adrenalin, the blood-pressure-raising principle of the suprarenal gland and almost the exact physiological opposite of glonoin. Both of these substances demand careful and detailed study in order to ...
-Aesculus Hippocastanum
Aesculus Hippocastanum, Horse Chestnut, is tonic, astringent, febrifuge, antiseptic, and narcotic, but is rarely employed except in congestion of the colon, rectum, and pelvic viscera. Its tonic acti...
-Aethusa Cynapium. Fool's Parsley
Aethusa Cynapium, Fool's Parsley, is generally regarded as being highly toxic, but has not been adequately investigated. In small doses it has long enjoyed some reputation in the gastro-intestinal cat...
-Agaricus Muscarius. Fly Agaric
Agaricus Muscarius, Fly Agaric, a poisonous fungus. This substance in attenuation is employed by some homeopathic physicians in various forms of cerebral excitement and the delirium of fevers (I I of ...
-Ailanthus Glandulosa. Chinese Sumach. Tree of Heaven
Ailanthus Glandulosa, Chinese Sumach or Tree of Heaven, a common shade tree. In large doses ailanthus depresses the functions of the brain and spinal cord, and its only successful employment in such d...
-Aletris Farinosa. Star Grass
Aletris Farinosa, Star Grass, is a constituent of many of the more or less valuable proprietary female restoratives offered to physicians. It is one of a class of remedies roughly classed together a...
-Allium Cepa
Allium Cepa @, a tincture made froin a very acrid red onion. Eliminating all hypothetical matter, this tincture has been found of real value in the colds of vocalists in which the greatest annoyance i...
-Alnus Rubra. Tag Alder
Alnus Rubra, Tag Alder, in large doses of the fluid-extract (20 to 60 TIJ.) is alterative and tonic, improving nutrition and elimination. In small doses (ec. tr. 5 TIJ.) it has given moderate satisfac...
-Aloes And Aloin
Aloes And Aloin enter into many cathartic formulae, and, very properly, are rarely prescribed in large doses in an uncombined state. The average single dose of aloes is 4 grains, and of aloin I grain....
-Alumen. Alum
Alumen, Alum, in large dose (3i) emetic. Moderate doses (5 to IS gr.) astringent, used in night sweats and diarrhea. Locally, astringent, and styptic. In small doses (I gr.) has been used with reputed...
-Ammonium Bromide
Ammonium Bromide, a nerve sedative useful in cerebral excitement due to exhaustion or an overworked state of the nervous system. Owing to its ammonia base, it is especially applicable when a nerve se...
-Ammonium Carbonate
Ammonium Carbonate, a highly useful cardiac stimulant useful in collapse, surgical shock, syncope, and in the depression following profound anesthesia. It combines well with digitalis in this connect...
-Ammonium Chloride
Ammonium Chloride. In large doses (20 to 30 gr.) it has been advocated by Anstie, Ringer, and others in the treatment of neuralgia of a rheumatic or malarial type. Its administration must be pushed. I...
-Ammonium Iodide
Ammonium Iodide is asserted to be less irritating and depressing than is potassium iodide. Otherwise, the two salts are practically identical therapeutically. Dose, 3 to 10 grains. ...
-Ammonium Valerian Ate
Ammonium Valerian Ate, a stimulating sedative somewhat similar to ammonium bromide, but is more readily tolerated by the stomach. It combines well with the bromides. Used in nervous headache, insomni...
-Amygdalus Persica. Peach Bark
Amygdalus Persica, Peach Bark, possesses slight sedative effects owing to a trace of hydrocyanic acid contained therein. The fresh infusion is of somewhat uncertain value in vomiting and morning sick...
-Amyl Nitrite
Amyl Nitrite, antispasmodic, vasodilator. Used in angina pectoris, spasmodic asthma, epilepsy, syncope, dyspnea, and in poisoning by cocaine. Dose, 2 to 5 I. in brandy or by inhalation. ...
-Anhalonium
Anhalonium, a species of dwarf cactus known as the mescale button. Full doses act upon the nerve centers, increasing reflexes, and hence large doses should not be given to nervous patients. In mod...
-Antimonii Et Potassi Tartras. Tartar Emetic
Antimonii Et Potassi Tartras, Tartar Emetic, a depressing emetic in large dose (1/2 gr. repeated in 20 minutes). Diaphoretic and relaxant in doses of 1-24 to 1/8 gr. Expectorant and alterative in dose...
-Antipyrin
Antipyrin depresses the temperature and suspends nerve sensation. Oft times gives rise to prostrating sweats, and is exceedingly erratic in its influence. Fortunately, its toxic influences are readily...
-Apiol
Apiol, in doses of 15 to 30 I, is an antiperiodic employed in malaria. In doses of 5 to 10 I it is emmena-gogue and is employed in dysmenorrhea. It is administered in capsules. It is a definite stearo...
-Apis Mellifica. The Honey Bee
Apis Mellifica, The Honey Bee. A tincture of the virus is employed. Internally administered it is a powerful diuretic, too irritating to be employed in large doses, and producing vertigo, photophobia,...
-Apocynum Cannabinum. Canadian Hemp
Apocynum Cannabinum, Canadian Hemp. In large doses apocynum is a harsh hydrogogue cathartic and emetic and should not be employed. The fluidextract of the dried root is official, and may be employe...
-Apomorphine Hydrochlorate
Apomorphine Hydrochlorate. Emetic 1-10 gr., hypodermatically 1-16 gr. Do not use in opium poisoning or with children. Hypnotic, hypodermatically, 1-30 gr. Expectorant 1-60 gr., but not to be commended...
-Argenti Nitras. Silver Nitrate
Argenti Nitras, Silver Nitrate. Of doubtful utility; internally in large doses for gastric ulcer, etc. Possibly in 1/8 to 1/4 grain doses is applicable in gastro-intestinal catarrhs. It has been recom...
-Aristol
Aristol. Action similar to iodoform. A satisfactory and safe antiseptic used in 10% ointment up to full strength powder, and can be administered hypodermically, which has been done with reported good ...
-Arnica
Arnica has in the past been employed as a stimulating embrocation to contusions. It has been displaced by more effective applications. When used it should be quite dilute, since it induces erysipelato...
-Arsenic Bromide
Arsenic Bromide is used in doses of 1-60 grain diabetes, syphilis, and herpetic eruptions. ...
-Arsenic Iodide
Arsenic Iodide, in doses of I -60 to 1-15 grain, is used in the treatment of cancer, scrofula, and obstinate ski lesions, and as an ointment (3 grains to the ounce) to reduce tubercular swellings. In...
-Arseni Trioxidum. Arsenous Acid. White Arsenic
Arseni Trioxidum, Arsenous Acid, White Arsenic. The U. S. P. Liq. acidi arsenosi is a 1% solution of white arsenic. The well-known Fowler's solution is of the same strength. These preparations are all...
-Asafoetida
Asafoetida. A mildly stimulating nerve sedative, somewhat antispasmodic, and is sedative to the mucous membranes. In large doses (tr. 30 I., U. S. P. Pi1ulae asafcetid;e, 2 or 3 pills; U. S. P. Emulsu...
-Asclepias Tuberosa. Pleurisy Root
Asclepias Tuberosa, Pleurisy Root. This is an eliminative agent acting upon the sudoriparous glands. It is mildly antispasmodic and carminative. It is a feeble but useful remedy. In large doses (f,e. ...
-Aspidium Felix-Mas. Male Fern
Aspidium Felix-Mas, Male Fern. The preparations of this drug are often uncertain, and, as it contains a toxic principle profoundly influencing the nervous system, great care should be taken to have a ...
-Avena Sativa. Oat Ellingwood
Avena Sativa, Oat Ellingwood, who has much confidence in avena, says of it: Its selective influence is directly upon the brain and upon the nutritive functions of the organism, increasing nerve force...
-Balsam Peru
Balsam Peru. Used externally as a stimulant to indolent raw surfaces, scabies, cracked nipples, chilblains, and tuberculous affections. Internally has been used in doses of I0 to 30 I. in gonorrhea an...
-Baptisia Tinctoria. Wild Indigo
Baptisia Tinctoria, Wild Indigo. In large doses baptisia causes emesis and purgation, but is not an acceptable remedy in large dose. The preparations of the green or recent plant should be employed. L...
-Baryta Carbonate
Baryta Carbonate. This agent influences the glandular structures, and is indicated in small doses in general degenerative changes influencing the glands. It is especially useful in quinsy, suppurating...
-Baryta Muriatica. Barium Chloride
Baryta Muriatica, Barium Chloride. A cardiac tonic and alterative applicable in small doses in indurations and scleroses. It is employed in doses of 1- 10 grain in arterial sclerosis and atheromatous ...
-Belladonna
Belladonna. Recent investigations and the introduction of scopolamin as an anesthetic prompts some chemical considerations regarding belladonna. For more detailed data the writings of F. B. Kilmer mor...
-Atropine
Atropine is used internally as an antidote to pilocarpine, chloral, chloroform, fungus poisoning, and morphine. The dose is 1-120 to 1-60 gr., and as a mydriatic, .0% solution. See works upon eye dise...
-Hyoscyamine
Hyoscyamine, as employed in medicine, is commonly made from hyoscyamus, but is similar to that separated with much more difficulty from belladonna. It is employed as a hypnotic, mydriatic, and sedati...
-Hyoscine. Hyoscine Hydrobromate
Hyoscine and Hyoscine Hydrobromate have a similar action to hyoscyamine, and are usually preferred to it. The use of these latter agents is principally to quiet insane persons. A sane person should...
-Scopolamin. Scopolamin Hydrobromate
Scopolamin and Scopolamin Hydrobromate have long been employed more or less in ophthalmology in 1-10 to 1/8% solution, and in 1-60 gr. doses as hyoscine is employed. Chemically, it is similar to hyosc...
-Berberine
Berberine. The carbonate, phosphate, and sulphate are used in medicine as antiperiodics in doses of 5 to 15 grains, and as digestive stimulants and tonics in doses of 1/2 to 2 grains. The carbonate is...
-Berberis Aquifolium
Berberis Aquifolium stimulates the glandular structures generally, but especially those of the digestive tract. It is a valuable tonic alterative, and probably the best vegetable alterative in scaly a...
-Bismuth Beta-Naptholate
Bismuth Beta-Naptholate. An intestinal antiseptic somewhat similar in action to salol. Dose, 5 to 15 gr. It is usually given in tablet form combined with other medicines. It is effective in the early ...
-Bismuth Subnitrate
Bismuth Subnitrate is a slightly antiseptic astringent employed in diseases of the gastro-intestinal mucous membranes, controlling vomiting and diarrhea and neutralizing acids. It is also employed ext...
-Bromine
Bromine is a nerve sedative and antispasmodic, and externally is caustic, antiseptic, and disinfectant. It is occasionally used internally in drop doses, but is not to be commended. The homeopaths use...
-Bromoform
Bromoform is the modern successor of bromine internally administered. It may be used for a number of laryngeal affections, but whooping cough is its real field. It is administered in hydro-alcoholic s...
-Bryonia Alba
Bryonia Alba. This drug is one peculiarly well justifying a book like the present volume. Bryonia was formerly much used in regular practice as an active hydrogogue cathartic, but it so frequently gav...
-Physiologic Action In Small Doses
Physiologic Action In Small Doses. A mild excitement of the peripheral nerves and capillaries is produced, lessening arterial tension, quieting the sympathetics, and somewhat reducing the frequency of...
-Buchu . Barosma
Buchu (sometimes called by its botanical name Barosma). This agent very gently but effectively stimulates the kidneys, increasing the elimination of both the solid and aqueous constituents. On the ot...
-Butyl-Chloral Hydrate. Croton Chloral
Butyl-Chloral Hydrate, or Croton Chloral, is similar in action to ordinary chloral, but is said to be less depressing. It is employed as a hypnotic in doses of I5 to 20 grains and as an analgesic in d...
-Cactus Grandiflorus. Cereus Grandiflorus
Cactus Grandiflorus, or Cereus Grandiflorus. a beautiful, large-flowered cactus growing wild in parts of the tropics where frost does not occur. Cultivated in hot-houses under the name of Night-Bloomi...
-Caffeine
Caffeine acts upon the spinal reflex centers, stimulates cerebration, is a direct stimulant to the heart muscle and the respiratory center, and is diuretic. It is employed in nervous headache (I gr. c...
-Cajuput Oil
Cajuput Oil. This is a diffusible stimulant indicated in the exhaustion of fevers, characterized by flatulence and fermentation in the bowels. Never give during the period of marked acute inflammation...
-Calcium Salts. Acetate. Carbonate. Fluoride. Hypophosphite. Iodide. Lactophosphate. Sulphide. Hepar Sulphuris
Calcium Salts. Acetate has been successfully employed in continued small doses in inflammations of mucous membranes characterized by a membranous exudation. A convenient way to administer is in the IX...
-Calendula. Marigold
Calendula, Marigold. This remedy has been used internally, and its tincture is official in 20% strength. What rational basis there may be for its internal administration has never been made very clear...
-Calotropis. Madar Bark
Calotropis, or Madar Bark, is a remedy much in favor among the modern school of homeopaths. Their literature says it is a powerful alterative and increases cutaneous circulation. They use 5 111. doses...
-Caltha Palustris. The "Cowslip" Of The Garden
Caltha Palustris, the Cowslip of the garden, is recommended for uterine cancer. (Tr. 2 to 5 I., non-official. ) ...
-Camphora
Camphora. This substance is classified as stimulant, diaphoretic, sedative, expectorant, carminative, antiseptic, analgesic, and antipruritic. If this is all true, it is a wonderful remedy. It is used...
-Cannabis Indica
Cannabis Indica. This agent is sedative, narcotic, and anodyne, primarily exciting cerebration, but resulting in secondary depression not marked in character. It may be employed in a wide range of aff...
-Cantharis
Cantharis. An irritant diuretic and aphrodisiac. Externally used as a rubefacient and vesicant. In very small doses it is much employed by sectarian and somewhat by regular physicians in cystitis, irr...
-Capsicum
Capsicum. This agent is of use in enfeebled conditions involving deficient innervation. It is used to restore nerve influence in mild forms of paralysis, as a stimulant in dipsomania, and in atonic st...
-Carbo Ligni. Charcoal
Carbo Ligni, Charcoal. Of value in flatulence with fetid breath, cardialgia from distention, fetid dysentery, and in some cases of passive hemorrhage from mucous membranes. The dose may be very large,...
-Cascara Sagrada. Rhamnus purshiana
Cascara Sagrada, Rhamnus purshiana.. This is a bitter tonic influencing to healthy action the gastro-intes-tinal tract, promoting the secretions of their glands, and increasing peristalsis. It is a va...
-Caulophyllum. Blue Cohosh
Caulophyllum, or Blue Cohosh, is another of the indiscriminately used female regulators. Its real field of utility is to allay uterine irritability during the period of gestation, thus preventing pr...
-Causticum
Causticum is a homeopathic potash preparation much esteemed by the high dilutionists. It is used by them in arthritic and catarrhal affections marked by burning soreness or rawness. If it really has...
-Ceanothus. New Jersey Tea
Ceanothus, New Jersey Tea. This is an old remedy that has been extolled in the past by all three schools of medicine as having a marked influence upon the spleen. If it has any such influence it is by...
-Cedron. Rattlesnake Beall
Cedron, or Rattlesnake Beall, is employed, in small doses of the tincture, in malarial neuralgia and neuralgic pain around the eye or orbit, but there are not sufficient reports to verify the claims o...
-Cerii Oxalas
Cerii Oxalas is used by all three schools in the vomiting of pregnancy. It is a sedative to gastric irritation, and relieves spasmodic reflex vomiting generally. Sometimes it relieves whooping cough. ...
-Chamomilla. Matricaria chamomilla
Chamomilla, Matricaria chamomilla. This is the German chamomile, and is in every way much superior to the Roman chamomile or anthemis nobilis. This plant is widely employed by the physicians of German...
-Chimaphila. Pipsissewa
Chimaphila, Pipsissewa. An official drug used in acute and chronic catarrh of the bladder, in dropsy, and diseases incident to uric acid. It is a stimulating alterative and a good diuretic. (F.e., 10 ...
-Chionanthus Virginica. Fringe Tree
Chionanthus Virginica, Fringe Tree. This is a bark very difficult of manipulation pharmaceutically, and hence most of its preparations are unreliable. The eclectics have long prized it very highly, an...
-Chloralformamidum
Chloralformamidum, U. S. P. designation for Chloralamide. Hypnotic, sedative, and analgesic. The full adult dose I consider safe is 30 grains. Merck says 60 grains maximum. As a hypnotic it is slower...
-Chloral Hydratum
Chloral Hydratum. Hypnotic, antispasmodic, and analgesic. Employed in insomnia, spasmodic, and painful affections. Contraindicated in gastritis, heart affections, and the extremes of life. Adult dose,...
-Chloroformum
Chloroformum. Anesthetic and analgesic. Employed internally in colic, cramps, spasmodic affections, atonic quinsy, and sometimes to relieve pain (2 to 5 I.). For its anesthetic properties consult the ...
-Chrysarobinum
Chrysarobinum. Antiparasitic and alterative, used in psoriasis, herpes tonsurans, and pityriasis versicolor. Use in 5% ointment. Very dangerous to the eyes, or over large areas from absorption into bl...
-Cicuta Virosa. Water Hemlock
Cicuta Virosa, Water Hemlock. This highly toxic agent is used in dilution by the homeopaths in spasmodic affections, such as singultus, trismus, tetanus, and convulsions. It is mentioned here chiefly ...
-Cimicifuga Racemosa. Black Snake Root. Black Cohosh
Cimicifuga Racemosa, Black Snake Root, Black Cohosh. It is sometimes called Macrotys. In large doses CD. S. P. Tr., I to 2 fI; f.e.. 30 I. ; ec. tr., 10 I.) it produces general relaxation, slows th...
-Cina
Cina is the homeopathic name of a plant known as Artemisia pauciflora, and from which Santonin is derived. A tincture is made and is employed in intestinal irritations and a whole chain of symptoms re...
-Cinchona
Cinchona. Much has been written about cinchona and its alkaloids, but, as a practical matter of fact, quinine does nearly everything done by cinchona. In the indications in small doses some distinctio...
-Cineraria. Dusty Miller
Cineraria, Dusty Miller, has enjoyed a somewhat dubious reputation in the treatment of cataract and corneal opacities by the absorption method. The fresh juice is instilled into the eye, I or 2 drop...
-Cinnamomum Zeylanicum. U. S. P. True Ceylon Cinnamon
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, U. S. P. True Ceylon Cinnamon. The official tincture is not the true cinnamon. Ec. tr. is a tincture of true Ceylon cinnamon. The true oil is also to be obtained, but is expens...
-Cobalt
Cobalt has been given in small doses in neurasthenic spinal states and in seminal emissions. The 2X or 3x trituration can be procured from homeopathic sources, although the original use of it was not ...
-Coca. Erythroxylon Coca
Coca, Erythroxylon Coca. The official coca leaves must yield 1/2 of 1% of alkaloids, and as the average dose is 30 gr. of the leaves, that is equivalent to 1-7 gr. of alkaloids per dose. The official ...
-Cocainae Hydrochlorium
Cocainae Hydrochlorium. Dose, 1-16 to 1/2 gr. Always begin with small dose. Never apply over 2-3 grain at anyone time to a mucous surface. Local uses-In eye, nose, and throat, 1 to 5% solution, and, i...
-Cocculus Indicus. Fish Berries
Cocculus Indicus, Fish Berries. This agent is similar to strychnine in physiologic action, but the convulsions caused by toxic doses are less tetanic than are those of strychnine. It produces more stu...
-Coccus. Cochineal
Coccus, Cochineal. The tincture of this well-known coloring agent has long been used in small doses throughout Germany in whooping cough where clear, stringy andropy mucus is vomited. Some of our Amer...
-Codeine. Codeinae Sulphas
Codeine and Codeinae Sulphas. Hypnotic, analgesic, sedative. Not used in case of severe pain. Greatest use in irritating coughs, where it has been very unwisely displaced by heroin by many physicians....
-Colchicum
Colchicum. This agent has come into much undeserved disrepute. It must be remembered that large doses are cathartic and produce a very feeble pulse and cool skin. It is a valuable agent, but has been ...
-Collinsonia Canadensis. Stolle Root
Collinsonia Canadensis, Stolle Root. This tough, fibrous root is exceedingly difficult of extraction, and the quickly made percolated fluidextracts of it are very inferior. It requires prolonged macer...
-Colocynthis
Colocynthis. This is a peculiar drug, long misunderstood. The official Extractum Colocvnthidis is a reliable preparation for its usual employment. The ec. tr. is too violent in action. The mother tinc...
-Condurango
Condurango was lauded as a cure for gastric ulcer and cancer of the stomach some years ago. Needless to say, it disappointed. It has quite a history in the camp of the homeopaths, from whom we borrowe...
-Conium. Poison Hemlock
Conium, Poison Hemlock. In the absence of its characteristic odor this drug is of little value. Insist upon fresh preparations; keep well corked, and dilute only as used. The expressed juice of the pl...
-Convallaria. Lily of the Valley
Convallaria, Lily of the Valley. An infusion of the whole plant is an active and satisfactory preparation. The root is more commonly employed, and should, preferably, be worked in a recent state. The ...
-Copaiba
Copaiba. A stimulant balsam with diuretic and expectorant properties. Used in gonorrhea and inflammations of urinary and respiratory tracts after subsidence of acute stage. Dose, oil, 5 to 15 I ; resi...
-Copper Salts
Copper Salts. Copper is a great oxygen carrier and is thought to favorably influence the hemoglobin when given in minute amounts, supplying oxygen and, as Grauvogl said, neutralizing an overplus of i...
-Crataegus Oxyacantha. English Hawthorn Fruit
Crataegus Oxyacantha, English Hawthorn Fruit. This remedy is of too recent introduction to speak positively regarding it. Very enthusiastic reports are appearing favoring it as an improvement over dig...
-Creosotum
Creosotum. A mixture of phenols and phenol derivatives, chiefly guaiacol and cresol, obtained during the distillation of wood tar, preferably of that derived from the beech, Fagus silvatica. Guaiaco...
-Cubeba. Cubeb
Cubeba, Cubeb. Employed in the treatment of gonorrhea after the active stage has subsided. Also used in gleet, catarrh of the bladder, and in some bronchial affections with free secretion. F.e., I5 to...
-Cucurbita
Cucurbita. There are two remedies known by this name: Cucurbita citrulills, or the ordinary watermelon (the seeds being employed), is quite markedly diuretic. The infusion of the seeds is a most excel...
-Cypripedium. Lady's Slipper
Cypripedium, Lady's Slipper. Nervous stimulant, anti-spasmodic, analgesic. Only preparations of the fresh root carry the full activity of this drug, although the fluid-extract and oleoresin are of som...
-Damiana. Turnera aphrodisiaca
Damiana, Turnera aphrodisiaca, is a native of Mexico and employed there in exactly the same manner as we use tea here, and is regarded as a pleasant, gentle stimulant without after-effects, and is not...
-Digitalis
Digitalis. A full consideration of this important drug will not be attempted here, but a few views will be presented. The action of this drug depends very much upon how it is administered. If given in...
-Dioscorea. Wild Yam
Dioscorea, Wild Yam. This antispasmodic and anodyne is usually incorporated in the formulae of female regulators. Its action is upon griping pain or colic in the stomach or bowels. It is especially ...
-Diuretin
Diuretin. An active diuretic recommended in dropsy and nephritis, especially that following scarlet fever. Dose, I5 gr. in powder or capsule, followed by water, four or five times a day. ...
-Drosera. Sundew
Drosera, Sundew. This is a very valuable drug, but has well-defined limitations. Only preparations of the green plant are really active. The imported German tincture, the ec. tr., and the mother tinct...
-Duboisine
Duboisine is used principally as a mydriatic. It is much stronger than atropine, and is sometimes employed hypodermically in mental diseases. Dose, 1-80 to 1-30 gr. Externally, in 0.2 to 0.8% solution...
-Dulcamara. Bitter-Sweet
Dulcamara, Bitter-Sweet. In large doses narcotic, producing so many disagreeable symptoms as to be almost abandoned as a narcotic drug. Its physiologic action is quite complicated, and it is hard to w...
-Echinacea. Purple Cone Flower
Echinacea, Purple Cone Flower. This remarkable drug is rapidly coming into prominence. Several firms make excellent fluidextracts, but by far the best preparation is a purified, decolorized, and assay...
-Elaterinum. Elaterium
Elaterinum, Elaterium. In large doses, a hydrogogue cathartic and diuretic, but is of variable activity. It may be cautiously employed in dropsy or as a depleting agent. The average dose of the U. S. ...
-Epigaea. Trailing Arbutus
Epigaea, Trailing Arbutus. The action is similar to uva ursi; chronic cystitis, dysuria, vesicre tenesmus, conditions due to uric acid and accompanied with mucopus, are benefited by this agent. F.e., ...
-Ergot. Spurred Rye
Ergot, Spurred Rye. The chemists have never agreed regarding the constituents of ergot. Dr. Edward R. Squibb has done more than any other man to perfect an ergot product for therapeutic use. The fluid...
-Erigeron. Fleabane
Erigeron, Fleabane. This is a very valuable agent in passive hemorrhages without fever. It is especially applicable in uterine hemorrhage, and has, in lesser degree than ergot, an action upon unstripe...
-Eserine. Physostigmine
Eserine, Physostigmine. This substance and its sulphate are used to restore normal optic conditions after the induction of mydriasis. One grain to the ounce of distilled water, dropping I 11l three or...
-Ether
Ether. Anesthetic. Rarely used internally, but is sedative or stimulant according to dose. It is used in nausea from gastric depression, colic, angina pectoris, spasmodic asthma, and neuralgia of stom...
-Ethyl
Ethyl. Acetate or acetic ether is a stimulating anti-spasmodic, while irritating yet positive in its control of convulsions in children. Give them 5 to 10 I in water every half hour or hour as needed ...
-Eucaine (A and B)
Eucaine (A and B). Both substances are closely related. Eucaine is a local anesthetic somewhat slower in action and slightly less toxic in action than cocaine. Used in 2, 4, and 10% solutions. ...
-Eucalyptus. Blue gum tree
Eucalyptus, Blue gum tree. The preparations of this valuable drug are many, but Eucalyptol is probably the most definite and generally useful. Tinctures and fluid-extracts depend in value upon how rec...
-Euonymus. Wahoo
Euonymus, Wahoo. This drug is said to be the most direct of cholagogues. In very large doses it is a drastic cathartic. In moderate doses (f.e., 20 to 30 I).; ec. tr., 5 to I5 I.; or Euonymill, 1/4 to...
-Eupatorium. Boneset
Eupatorium, Boneset. In very large doses is emetic. Moderate doses of the hot infusion are diaphoretic and valuable in colds, especially where the patient is sore and aches in the back and limbs. Mask...
-Euphorbia
Euphorbia. Several of the Euphorbiaceae are employed in medicine. E. Corollata is employed in small doses (f.e., I to 5 I.) in atonic dyspepsia. E. Dathyris is employed by the homeopaths for a host of...
-Eupion
Eupion is a distillation from wood tar, employed in low dilution by the homeopaths for chronic uterine diseases resulting in displacements. One hears so much of the practicians of this school claiming...
-Exalgin
Exalgin. A synthetic analgesic to be given to children with great care, but they tolerate small doses very well. The agent is of value in chorea of recent character and in pain of a nervous character....
-Ferrum. Ferri Arsellas
Ferrum, Ferri Arsellas, is administered in certain diseases of the skin with anemia, notably in dry eczema and impetigo. In pill form, 1-16 to Ys gr. Ferrous bromide is used in scrofula and swollen gl...
-Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde. This pungent gas can be produced by passing the vapor of wood alcohol over coarsely powdered platinum heated to redness. Various forms of generators and formaldehyde candles are in trade...
-Fucus Vesiculosus. Bladder Wrack
Fucus Vesiculosus, Bladder Wrack. This is a seaweed, active because of its contained iodine. It is used as an alterative and to reduce unhealthy fat in adipose persons, and in goitre. Dose, f.e., 0 to...
-Gambir. Pale Catechu
Gambir, Pale Catechu. This substance is now official, displacing Acacia catechu, formerly in use. The new compound tincture is given in teaspoonful doses. It contains, besides gambir, cinnamon and spi...
-Gamboge
Gamboge is a harsh and very toxic hydragogue cathartic, very wisely rarely prescribed except in small quantities to intensify the action of milder agents. The dose used to be given at 1 to 4. gr., but...
-Gaultheria. Wintergreen
Gaultheria, Wintergreen. The oil is the most useful preparation, and contains about 90% of methyl-salicylic acid. Its dose is 5 to 10 I.. Salicylic acid prepared from true (not synthetic) oil of winte...
-Gelsemium T
Gelsemium T his official drug comes into prominence through the efforts of the eclectics, who have always maintained that the recent root should be employed in making extracts and tinctures. They prob...
-Gentiana. Gentian
Gentiana, Gentian, is probably the most reliable simple bitter; possessing valuable tonic properties, it stimulates appetite and digestion and relieves atonic conditions unattended with pyrexia. F.e.,...
-Geranium. Crane's bill
Geranium, Crane's bill. This is a valuable drug, but its preparations are unsatisfactory. In domestic practice the fresh root is boiled in milk, and in this form is moderately satisfactory. Few fluide...
-Glandulae Thyroidae Siccae
Glandulae Thyroidae Siccae, used in myxedema, psoriasis, goitre, obesity, mammary tumor, uterine fibroid, and in cretinism. Average dose, 4 gr. Watch the pulse when giving large doses. The homeopaths...
-Ginseng
Ginseng. Two varieties of Panax, or ginseng, are employed. They are mild tonics of some little use in nervous and digestive disorders. ...
-Gnaphalium. Cud Weed
Gnaphalium, Cud Weed. This is a remedy valued by some physicians in cases of sciatica associated with numbness of the parts involved. Give @ in small doses. ...
-Gold
Gold. In ancient medical practice gold was used in scrofulous, and, somewhat more recently, in syphilitic diseases. Modern practicians have held that it is of especial value in syphilis in subjects of...
-Gossypii Cortex. Cotton Root Bark
Gossypii Cortex, Cotton Root Bark. This is a powerful emmenagogue and abortifacient in large doses. In smaller doses it is of value to control hemorrhages of uterine fibroids and incipient cancer. Mos...
-Granatum. Pomegranate Bark
Granatum, Pomegranate Bark. Employed as a vermifuge for the expulsion of tapeworm. Macerate 2 ounces of the bark in a quart of water for one day and night, and then boil down to 1 pint. After a day's ...
-Graphites. Black Lead
Graphites, Black Lead. This is a homeopathic remedy much derided by others. We will try herein to be at least fair to it. Graphite is a crystalline form of carbon with an unctuous quality due to some ...
-Grindelia. Gum Plant. Rosin Weed
Grindelia, Gum Plant or Rosin Weed. This agent is toxic in overdoses, producing a paresis of the pneumo-gastric. It is similarly used by all schools. It is indicated in asthmatic breathing and Cheyne-...
-Guaiacol
Guaiacol acts in a similar manner to creosote, but is more readily tolerated by the stomach. Dose, 2 111. gradually increased to 15 I., in pills, or in I or 20/0 solution in brandy, wine, or other veh...
-Guarana. Brazilian cocoa
Guarana. This is the Brazilian cocoa. The natives, who roast and grind the seeds and make a beverage of them, much value this sort of chocolate as a tonic and mild nerve stimulant. It contains conside...
-Haematoxylon. Logwood
Haematoxylon, Logwood. A tonic astringent used in 10 to 20 gr. doses of the extract in dysentery and relaxed intestinal conditions. It has been claimed, but it is not substantiated, that small doses o...
-Hamamelis. Witch Hazel
Hamamelis, Witch Hazel. A valuable astringent and antiseptic. The fluidextract of the leaves is probably its most available form for internal administration. The average dose is 30 I, but 5 to 10 I. i...
-Helleborus Niger. Snow Rose. Christmas Rose
Helleborus Niger, Snow Rose or Christmas Rose. This is a toxic agent, in large doses producing drastic, hydrogogue catharsis, sensorial depression, convulsions. weak heart, and muscular weakness. Very...
-Helonias Dioica. Starwort. False Unicorn
Helonias Dioica, Starwort or False Unicorn. This is another of the loosely prescribed uterine tonics. In large doses it is a cardiac depressant, emetic, and vermifuge. Cattle are killed by eating it, ...
-Hepar Sulpuris. Impure Calcium Sulphide
Hepar Sulpuris, Impure Calcium Sulphide. The salt employed by the homeopaths in IX to hasten suppuration and in 6x in the treatment of scrofula and ulcerations generally. It probably presents no advan...
-Heroin. Diacetyl-Morphine
Heroin, Diacetyl-Morphine. This allotropic form of morphine is an acetic ester of morphine insoluble in water but soluble in very dilute solution of acetic acid. It should not be combined with alkalin...
-Hexamethylenamina
Hexamethylenamina. The U. S. P. designation for hexa-methylene tetramin, an ammonia condensation product of formaldehyde. It is the same general type of product as are Urotropin, Fonnin, and Cyst...
-Homatropinje Hydrobromidum
Homatropinje Hydrobromidum. This agent is seldom employed internally. The U. S. P. wisely gives its dose as 1-128 gr. (average). This is safe, but it has been advised in I -20 gr. for excessive night ...
-Humulus. Hops
Humulus, Hops. This homely remedy is successfully employed in nerve irritation and insomnia due to mental distress, especially when associated with poor digestion. Locally, a muslin bag filled with ho...
-Hydrastis. Golden Seal
Hydrastis, Golden Seal. This highly useful but expensive drug has many preparations. The fluidextract well represents its activities. The U. S. P. gives the average dose as 30 I. Personal experience l...
-Hydrogen Peroxide. "Aqua Hydrogeni Dioxidi"
Hydrogen Peroxide, Aqua Hydrogeni Dioxidi. (U.S.P.) Disinfectant, deodorant, styptic, and antizymotic. Used externally in diphtheria, gonorrhea, abscesses, and wounds. Internally, in flatulence, cat...
-Hyoscyamus. Henbane
Hyoscyamus, Henbane. This good old remedy of our fathers has been, for some reason, pushed aside, although its powerful derivatives, hyoscyamine and hyoscine, have recently been given a dangerous prom...
-Hypericum. St. John's Wort
Hypericum, St. John's Wort. This is purely a homeopathic remedy, and many writers make the ridiculous claim for it that its dilutions will prevent tetanus following punctured wounds. So far as I can ...
-Iberis Amara. Bitter Candy Tuft
Iberis Amara, Bitter Candy Tuft. This is one of the remedies used from antiquity and recently reintroduced. It is used in enlarged heart to control vascular excitement and allay reflex irritability. I...
-Ichthyol
Ichthyol. An antiphlogistic, antiseptic, and alterative. Internally, its action is akin to sulphur, but its indications are not very clear and it is seldom so used. Some cases of nephritis respond ...
-Ignatia Amara. Bean of St. Ignatius
Ignatia Amara, Bean of St. Ignatius. This is a milder remedy than nux vomica, containing less strychnia. For stimulation and the general influence of large doses, nux vomica is to be preferred to it. ...
-Indigo
Indigo possesses a marked influence upon the nervous system. The homeopaths use the 3x in epilepsy with melancholia and in sciatica. Its value is problematical. ...
-Inula. Elecampane
Inula, Elecampane. A tonic to the nutritive functions and to the respiratory and urinary tract. Its extractive principle, helenin, is said to possess antiseptic properties useful in typhoid, tuberculo...
-Infusions
Infusions (D. S. P.) ordinarily contain 5% of the drug, but digitalis is directed in 11/2% and wild cherry 4%. ...
-Iodine
Iodine (U. S. P. Iodum). See the text-books for a detailed consideration of this drug. The crystals are occasionally given in 1-10 gr. doses incorporated with some inert substance, as a triturate. T...
-Iodoformum. Iodoform
Iodoformum, Iodoform. This agent is used more or less internally, being of real value in the treatment of tuberculosis with intractable hemorrhage and of some utility in tubercular meningitis. It is e...
-Ipecacuanha. Ipecac
Ipecacuanha, Ipecac. In large doses (10 to 20 gr.; f.e. or ec. tr., 10 to 20 I in hot water; or syrup, 3 or 4 teaspoonfuls) ipecac is a most valuable and safe emetic acting without prostration. It is ...
-Iridium
Iridium. In homeopathic practice, 3x triturations of this metal are used in anemia and as a restorative after exhausting disease. ...
-Iris Versicolor. Blue Flag
Iris Versicolor, Blue Flag. In large doses a reliable preparation of iris containing the unchanged oleoresin is purgative, cholagogue, and diuretic, but large doses are irritant and should not be long...
-Jacaranda. Caroba Tree
Jacaranda, Caroba Tree. The homeopaths use the tincture of jacaranda in venereal diseases and rheumatism. ...
-Jalapa. Jalap
Jalapa, Jalap. This is an old remedy little used at present. It is an active cathartic, principally influencing the small intestine. The doses as now given are-extract, 2 to 5 gr; compound powder, 20 ...
-Jambul. Syzygimn Jambolanum
Jambul, Syzygimn Jambolanum. The seed of this tree possesses an inhibitory influence upon diastasic fermentation, and its administration in saccharine diabetes is followed by a reduction in the sugar ...
-Jequirity. Abrus Precatorius. Indian Licorice
Jequirity, Abrus Precatorius or Indian Licorice. This is a highly toxic agent, the seeds containing proteid poisons with properties similar to the toxic agents of snake venom. A solution of jequirito...
-Juglans Cinera. Butternut
Juglans Cinera, Butternut. The inner bark of the root was at one time much employed in medicine, an aqueous extract being used in doses of from I to 5 gr. This remedy is an instance of the therapeutic...
-Juniperus Communis. Juniper
Juniperus Communis, Juniper. A diuretic used in nephritis, cystitis, and renal hyperemia after subsidence of acute symptoms. Use an infusion (1 K berries to I pint boiling water) in doses of a winegla...
-Kalmia Latifolia. Mountain Laurel
Kalmia Latifolia, Mountain Laurel. This plant possesses slight toxic influences due to andrometoxin. It is an alterative with mild sedative properties and may, with advantage, enter into vegetable alt...
-Kamala. Mallolus Philippillellsis
Kamala, Mallolus Philippillellsis. This is an efficient remedy for tapeworm, but it tends to gripe and should be administered in combination with carminatives or a small dose of opium. (F.e. or ec. tr...
-Kaolinum. Kaolin. China Clay
Kaolinum, Kaolin or China Clay. One of the inscrutable acts of the revisers of the U. S. P. was to make this native silicate official as an ingredient of Cataplasma kaolina, an official imitation of...
-Kava-Kava. Piper Methysticum
Kava-Kava, Piper Methysticum. This agent slows the pulse, produces vigorous cardiac contraction, inhibits reflex action, is sudorific, and is somewhat anesthetic. In large doses it is employed by the ...
-Kino
Kino. An astringent to mucous surfaces and useful in night sweats, polyuria, leucorrhea, and watery diarrhea characterized by relaxation. U. S. P. tincture in doses of I teaspoonful. ...
-Kola. Cola Acuminata
Kola, Cola Acuminata, is a heart tonic inducing diuresis and retarding tissue waste, and indicated in depressed and enfeebled states of the heart, muscular system, and in depressed states of the mind ...
-Krameria. Rhatany
Krameria, Rhatany. An astringent, used chiefly in diarrhea. Average dose, 15 gr., or f.e., 15 I. The U. S. P. Trochisci krameria: are a pleasant astringent useful in relaxed forms of sore throat. ...
-Lachesis. Virus. Venom of Lance Headed Viper
Lachesis, Virus or Venom of Lance Headed Viper. Like all snake venoms, this substance decomposes the blood, rendering it more fluid and inducing septic states. It is well known that a degree of immun...
-Lactucarium. Lactuca Virosa
Lactucarium, Lactuca Virosa. This U. S. P. substance is apt to be unreliable, but the tincture (50%), when made before changes occur in the drug, is a fairly dependable remedy in doses of 10 to 60 I. ...
-Lapis Albus. Silica-Fluoride of Calcium
Lapis Albus, Silica-Fluoride of Calcium. In doses of the IX trituration this substance is asserted to be useful in goitre and scrofulous sores. ...
-Lappa. Burdock Root
Lappa, Burdock Root. An alterative used in skin diseases and valuable in irritation of the urinary apparatus. F.e. or ec. tr., 10 to 60 I.. ...
-Laurocerasus. Cherry Laurel
Laurocerasus, Cherry Laurel. This agent is of varying strength, depending upon the amount of its contained hydrocyanic acid. Therapeutical1y, either bitter almond or peach bark is more dependable, alt...
-Ledum Palustre. Marsh Tea
Ledum Palustre, Marsh Tea. This plant and the allied Labrador Tea have been long used in medicine for a host of rather contradictory conditions. The homeopaths use small doses of the tincture in rheum...
-Leptandra. Culver's Root
Leptandra, Culver's Root. This agent is cholagogue, laxative, and alterative, and stimulates the portal circulation. In malarial and jaundiced conditions it is a very superior laxative, but its fluid ...
-Lilium Tigrinum. Tiger Lily
Lilium Tigrinum, Tiger Lily. The pollen and bulbs of various species of lily have long been known to be somewhat toxic. Among the aborigines and in domestic practice they have justly been esteemed as ...
-Linimentum. Aconiti et Chloroformi N. F
Linimentum, Aconiti et Chloroformi N. F., a useful but toxic anodyne embrocation. Ammonia, U. S. P., a stimulant anodyne. Belladonna?, U. S. P., an anodyne. Camphora, or Camphorated Oil (2% camphor)...
-Lippia Mexicana
Lippia Mexicana. A remedy of comparatively recent introduction, said to be of great value in chronic bronchial cough without secretion and the recurring cough incident to every cold following an attac...
-Liquors Acidi Phosphorici
Liquors Acidi Phosphorici, U. S. P. (1%), average dose, 3 1l1.. Ammonii acetatis, U. S. P. (7%), diaphoretic and diuretic, average dose, 4 f3. Squibbs's Liq. am. acet.; concentratus is three times t...
-Lithium. Lithii Bellzoas
Lithium, Lithii Bellzoas, antilithic and internal antiseptic. Both natural and synthetic preparations are available, and are used in doses of 5 to 20 gr. The Bromide is used in the same dose as a nerv...
-Lobelia. Indian Tobacco
Lobelia, Indian Tobacco. This old-fashioned drug is not sufficiently appreciated by the regular physicians of to-day. In moderate and small doses it is an exceedingly valuable agent. The fluidextrac...
-Lycopodium. Club Moss
Lycopodium, Club Moss. The sporules are used as a dusting powder in regular medicine. In sectarian practice, lycopodium is esteemed as a valuable remedy. As a matter of fact, the sporules are inert...
-Lycopus Virginica. Bugleweed
Lycopus Virginica, Bugleweed. A remedy used largely by the eclectics. The ec. tr. is made from the green herb, and is very active. The maximum dose is 20 I.. In diseases of the heart, in moderate to f...
-Macrotys
Macrotys. See Cimicifuga. ...
-Magnesium. Borocitrate
Magnesium, Borocitrate. Antilithic and antiseptic in doses of I5 to 30 gr. Magnesii carbon as, U. S. P., in large doses is laxative (3i), or in small doses of 10 to 20 gr. is antacid, quite agreeable ...
-Maltum. Malt
Maltum, Malt, is now official. It is diastasic, tonic, nutrient, and (in the form of Extractum malti, U. S. P.) an excellent vehicle for disagreeable drugs. The so-called malt tonics made by brewers d...
-Manganese. Acetate
Manganese, Acetate. Employed homeopathically in inflammation of the bones and joints and in syphilis. The carbonate is tonic in doses of 5 to 20 gr.. while the chloride is used, in half this dose, as ...
-Manna. Fraxinus Ornus
Manna, Fraxinus Ornus. A mild purgative given doses of 1 to 5 3. Mannite, or manna sugar, is used in diabetes in place of cane-sugar, and as a laxative for children. Dose, 6 to 8 3 for adults. ...
-Marrubium. Hoarhound
Marrubium, Hoarhound. A mild expectorant used principally in the form of a syrup. Macerate an ounce of the dried herb for three hours in 1/2 pint of boiling water, strain, and add water sufficient to ...
-Mass
Mass. There are two U. S. P. preparations designated by this title, viz., Massa ferri carbonatis, or Vallet's t Mass, and given in doses of 2 to 5 gr., and klassa hydrargyri, or Blue Mass, the ave...
-Matico. Piper Angustifolium
Matico, Piper Angustifolium. Intestinal astringent and aromatic. Used also in cystitis and gonorrhea. Dose f.e., I f3. ...
-Melilotus. Yellow Melilot. Sweet Clover
Melilotus, Yellow Melilot, or Sweet Clover. This is a homeopathic remedy used for congestions and hemorrhages, in the lower potencies, and should not be confounded with Mallotus or Kameela. ...
-Mentha Viridis. Spearmint
Mentha Viridis, Spearmint. Carminative and alterative. Spearmint is official, whereas peppermint is not, except in the oil and the spirit made from the oil. Spearmint tea is really of considerable ser...
-Menthol
Menthol. Used externally as an analgesic, anesthetic, and antipruritic. It may be used full strength upon the unbroken skin. For tampons or use in contact with mucous membranes, use I part in 5 to 10 ...
-Mercury
Mercury. The official C. S. P. title for mercury is Hydrargyrum. The homeopaths call it crcurius, and they have the better title. We usually abbreviate it to Hydrarg., or even to Hydr. A great man...
-Methylthioxinae Hydrochloridum
Methylthioxinae Hydrochloridum is what the U. S.P. calls Methylene Blue. Tetramethyl-thionine hydrochlorate is the true chemical name, and the matter is mentioned here as a protest against a whole tri...
-Mezereum. Spurge Olive
Mezereum, Spurge Olive. Rubefacient and epispastic, used as a stimulant to foul ulcers in the form of ointment. The fluidextract is occasionally used in doses of 5 to I5 I, well diluted, as an alterat...
-Mistletoe. Viscum Album
Mistletoe, Viscum Album. Preparations made from the green plant are active, and are dangerously toxic in very large dose, causing convulsions. In large doses (ec. tr., 5 to 10 I.; @, 30 to 60 I.) it i...
-Mitchella Repens. Partridge Berry. Squaw Ville
Mitchella Repens, Partridge Berry, Squaw Ville. Another uterine regulator used generally entirely out of its indications. Mitchella is indicated in the last three months of pregnancy, ill gradually in...
-Moschus. Musk
Moschus, Musk. Employed usually in the form of a tincture, in doses of I f3, costing about 35 cents per dose for a good article. It is a stimulant antispasmodic of doubtful utility. A 3x trituration s...
-"Mullein Oil"
Mullein Oil (genuine) is not strictly an oil, but is a juice extracted fro~ mullein blossoms by compression, after several days exposure to the sun in a glass jar. It has positive value, used full ...
-Myrica. Bayberry Bark
Myrica, Bayberry Bark. A stimulant to all mucous surfaces, useful in atonic conditions with increased secretion. In large doses an emetic, and in moderate doses is somewhat stimulant, but should no...
-Myristica. Nutmeg
Myristica, Nutmeg. Aromatic and carminative. Average dose, 70 gr. ...
-Myrrh A. Myrrh
Myrrh A, Myrrh. This agent is stimulant, expectorant, and emmenagogue, but is seldom employed except in combination with other agents. As an expectorant, its combination with squill is highly useful i...
-Myrtus Communis. Myrtle
Myrtus Communis, Myrtle. The @ and lower dilutions are employed in the chest pains of consumptives. A more active agent is Myrtus eheken, the fluidextract being used in considerable dose (f3i) in wint...
-Naphthalenum. Naphthalene
Naphthalenum, Naphthalene. Used internally in 2 gr. doses as an intestinal antiseptic, and in I5 gr. doses, followed by castor oil, as an anthelmintic. In my judgment, bismuth beta-naphtholate or salo...
-Nickel Bromide
Nickel Bromide. Nerve sedative and hypnotic in doses of 2 to 8 gr. Metallic nickel in 2x and 3x trituration is asserted to be of benefit in periodic nervous sick headaches, usually associated with ast...
-Nicotiana Tabacum. Tobacco
Nicotiana Tabacum, Tobacco. This agent is too irregular in action to be a safe internal remedy. Squibb's Nicotine is a nerve sedative and relaxant of value in strychnine poisoning in doses of I -64 to...
-Nitroglycerine. Glonoin
Nitroglycerine, Glonoin. This agent is official as Spiritus glycerylis nitratis (I % ). The previous edition called it Glonoin, as do the homeopaths, who gave it practical introduction into therapeu...
-Nux Vomica
Nux Vomica. For the discussion of this important drug in detail see larger text-book. In large doses (2 to 5 gr.; extract, 1/2 gr.; f.e., 4 I.; U. S. P. tincture, 20 I.) it is a powerful respirator...
-Cenanthe Crocata. Water Dropwort
Cenanthe Crocata, Water Dropwort, is allied to our American five-leaved water hemlock (a species of CEnanthe). The true water hemlock is cicuta virosa (q. v.). ...
-Opium
Opium. This drug is so ably treated in the writings of all schools of medicine and is so well known that little need be said here. Its preparations are so numerous that we will not detail them. The...
-Oxgall. Fel Bovis
Oxgall, Fel Bovis, in purified form, is employed in intestinal indigestion. The U. S. P. recognizes Fel bovis purificatum, and it is used in pills or capsules in 5 to 10 gr. doses. ...
-Paeonia
Paeonia is employed in 2X and 3X in rectal irritation and itching, as well as in fissures and hemorrhoids. It is asserted to relieve the pain, but is not used to the exclusion of local treatment. Larg...
-Palladium
Palladium. Triturations of this metal are employed in ovarian diseases associated with mental disturbances. If it is really of therapeutic value, its action is probably akin to that of platinum. ...
-Pancreatinum
Pancreatinum. In a test tube this agent is amylolytic, proteolytic, and emulsifiant. In the stomach it is destroyed in the presence of pepsin or over 0.5% of hydrochloric acid; hence it should be admi...
-Papaya
Papaya. Several proprietary digestants, among which are Papain, Papoid, Caroid, and Papaotin, are prepared from the fruit of the carica papaya, which contains ferments and nitrogeneous princip...
-Paraldehydum
Paraldehydum. Hypnotic and antispasmodic. Of slight use in nervous insomnia and in the treatment of alcoholism and insanity. The average dose is 30 I., well diluted, in an elixir. An impure article ma...
-Pareira
Pareira. An alterative diuretic of value in urinary troubles, dropsy, and rheumatism. Large doses are laxative. This agent markedly relieves gleet and chronic cystitis. (F.e., 30 to 60 I.) ...
-Parthenium. Bitter Broom
Parthenium, Bitter Broom. Small doses of a tincture are used in Cuba as a remedy for fevers, following the administration of quinine. It is said to favorably influence Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Exces...
-Passiflora Incarnata. Passion Flower
Passiflora Incarnata, Passion Flower. The physiologic action of this remedy has not been well studied, but animals eating of it in large quantities suffer from spasm and paralysis. In moderate dose...
-Penthorum. Virginia Stonecrop
Penthorum, Virginia Stonecrop. The f.e. or ec. tr. in 5 to 20 I. doses increases the functional activity of the stomach. The homeopaths use smaller doses in chronic coryza. ...
-Peppermint. Mentha Piperta
Peppermint, Mentha Piperta. The warm infusion is diaphoretic, while the oil is antiseptic and anesthetic, and may be given in 2 to 5 I. doses in fermenting stomach. Add the oil to a small quantity of ...
-Pepsinum. Pepsin
Pepsinum, Pepsin. An active proteolytic agent employed in several forms of dyspepsia and in peptonizing milk. In cases of malnutrition in infants, pepsin in small doses triturated with milk-sugar is o...
-Petrosilinum. Parsley
Petrosilinum, Parsley. The @ and first dilution are employed in urethral irritation with constant desire to micturate. It is fairly efficient. ...
-Phenacetin. Acetpheuetidinum
Phenacetin, Acetpheuetidinum, U. S. P. This agent is incompatible with iodine, salicylic acid, and oxidizing agents, and liquefies when triturated with carbolic acid or chloral hydrate. The patent upo...
-Phenol. Carbolic Acid
Phenol, Carbolic Acid. Antiseptic, antipyretic, and caustic. Used internally in doses of 1-6 to 0 gr. in pill or emulsion, in fermentative dyspepsia, and obstinate vomiting. Locally, full strength as ...
-Phosphorus
Phosphorus. This is a neglected but valuable remedy. Its great affinity for oxygen makes it a little difficult of administration. Its alcoholic solutions should not be dispensed in water, the containe...
-Physostigma. Calabar Bean
Physostigma, Calabar Bean. This highly toxic drug has been employed in tetanus, tonic convulsions, severe neuralgia, phantom tumors, muscular rheumatism, and in strychnia poisoning, as well as in spas...
-Phytolacca. Poke Root
Phytolacca, Poke Root. Some years ago an alterative mixture compounded from the fresh juices of stil-lingia, sarsaparilla, lappa, xanthoxylum, and Phytolacca was suggested by Dr. J. Marion Sims, and h...
-Pilocarpus. Jaborandi
Pilocarpus, Jaborandi. This is a drug presenting a whole train of difficulties to the honest pharmaceutic chemist. There are twenty-one varieties of Pilocarpus leaves in trade, and of these species on...
-Pilulae. U. S. P. Aloes
Pilulae, U. S. P. Aloes (2 gr.), I to 3 pills. Aloes et ferri (I 1-13 gr. each, a laxative emmenagogue in doses of I to 4 pills. Aloes et mastiches (aloes, about 2 gr.), I to 3 pills. Aloes et myrrha...
-Pineapple
Pineapple. The fresh juice contains a digestive ferment known as Bronzelin and acting similarly to caroid. The juice itself is of some value as a local application to the diphtheritic exudate as a sol...
-Piperazine
Piperazine. An antilithic. Dose, 15 to 30 gr. per day, in water. The chemical is hard to keep, but the pharmacist can put it up in solution, freshly made, every two or three days. It is a most excelle...
-Piperina
Piperina. A feebly basic substance derived from various species of pepper. It should be administered in pill fonn. In large doses (6 to 8 gr.) it is an antiperiodic. In small doses (30 to I gr.) it is...
-Pix Liquida. Tar
Pix Liquida, Tar. Antiseptic, anticatarrhal, antispasmodic. Glyceritum picis liquidae, N. F., is a valuable expectorant in teaspoonful doses. It is a good vehicle for other agents acting in harmony wi...
-Plantago Major. Plantain Weed. Ribwort
Plantago Major, Plantain Weed, Ribwort. This is a common pest in old lawns and by roadsides, and is a peculiar need esteemed in domestic practice. A pulp of the crushed leaves is applied to insect bit...
-Plasters. Emplastrum Adhaersivum
Plasters, Emplastrum Adhaersivum, is 2% rubber, 2% petrolatum, and 96'10 lead plaster. Aromaticum, N. F., is a good, ready-made spice plaster. Belladonae is 3% ext. bellad. fo1. and 70% adhesive ...
-Plantina
Plantina. The 3x triturations are employed in sexual, nervous. and mental diseases, especially where there are paralytic tendencies with anesthesia, and in nymphomania and satyriasis. The precipitated...
-Plumbum. Lead Acetate
Plumbum, Lead Acetate, used externally in conjunctivitis and gonorrhea (I - 5 to I % solution), and sometimes in the diarrhea of tuberculosis in I or 2 gr. doses. The IX to 3x are used in enteralgia a...
-Podophyllum
Podophyllum. In large doses (5 to I5 gr; resin, 1/4 to 1/2 gr.). It has been unwisely recommended in doses as high as I 1/2 gr. of the resin. The brown resin is to be preferred to the yellow, since it...
-Polygonum Punctatum. Smart-weed
Polygonum Punctatum, Smart-weed. Only fresh plant preparations are of any value. In large doses (ec. tr., 30 to 60 1Tl) used in amenorrhea in young girls and suppression due to cold. In small doses (5...
-Polymnia Uvedalia. Bearsfoot
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. t...
-Polytrichum Juniperum. Hair-Cap Moss
Polytrichum Juniperum, Hair-Cap Moss. This common moss is a hydrogogue diuretic. An infusion made from a handful of the green plant is one of the most positive diuretics of a non-irritating character....
-Populus Candicans. Balm of Gilead
Populus Candicans, Balm of Gilead. A fluidextract of the leaf buds is used in making the syrup of white pine. The agent is an excellent one, used alone, in doses of 30 I. Its range of utility is in a...
-Potassium. Acetate
Potassium, Acetate. Diuretic, refrigerant, alterative. Used in dropsy, gout, and rheumatism in 30 gr. doses. Bicarbonate, antacid, antilithic, and diuretic in 4 to 5 gr. doses. It is a valuable salt. ...
-Prunus Virginia. Wild Cherry
Prunus Virginia, Wild Cherry. This name is deceptive. The true Prunus virginiana is the choke cherry, whereas the bark used in medicine is from the Prunus serotina. The U. S. P. syrup of wild cherry w...
-Ptelea Trifoliata. Wafer-Ash
Ptelea Trifoliata, Wafer-Ash. The bark of this shrub contains considerable berberin. The fluidextract in I5 to 20 I. doses is of value in atonic states of the stomach. It is rather pungent and astring...
-Pulsatilla. Wind Flower
Pulsatilla, Wind Flower. This very valuable drug has been badly used by the regulars. For many years it has been very highly esteemed by the sectarians, who established it in popular favor. It fina...
-Pulveres. U. S. P. Acetanilid Compositus
Pulveres, U. S. P. Acetanilid Compositus (acetanilid, 70% ; caffeine, 1070; sod. bicarb., 2070) . Average dose, 70 gr. This is an official substitute for several proprietary mixtures. Its range of sa...
-Quassia. Bitter Wood
Quassia, Bitter Wood. In large doses (f.e., 30 I,) it acts as an emetic with some persons and is an anthel-mintic, but is seldom given in such doses. In small doses (f.e., 3 to 5 I,) it markedly stimu...
-Quebracho. Aspidosperma
Quebracho, Aspidosperma. Mariasi y Larrion, who has investigated quebracho, says of it: The principal action of this drug is to cause a diminution of the number of pulse-beats per minute and lessen t...
-Quercus. White Oak
Quercus, White Oak. The fluidextract of the bark is an astringent, antiperiodic, and tonic in 15 to 30 I. doses. It is of value in certain bowel troubles as an astringent, in obstinate intermittents, ...
-Quillaja. Soap Bark
Quillaja, Soap Bark, is used pharmaceutically, and the tincture, in 15 I. doses, is classed as expectorant. It is expectorant, but is altogether a minor remedy. Two or 3 I. doses are large enough, and...
-Quinina. Quinine
Quinina, Quinine. The alkaloid, the bisulphate, the hydrobromide, the hydrochlorate, the salicylate, and the sulphate are official in average doses of 4 gr. For local use the alkaloid is to be preferr...
-Ranunculus Bulbosus. Buttercup
Ranunculus Bulbosus, Buttercup. In large doses (@, 10 to 30 drops, repeated as necessary) this rather toxic drug is used in delirium tremens. In small doses (@, I or 2 I, or even the first decimal dil...
-Resorcinol. Resorcin
Resorcinol, Resorcin. This chemical was originally derived from natural resins and used internally as an antiseptic in doses of 2 to 5 gr., and as an antipyretic in 15 to 20 gr. doses, and was a valua...
-Rheum
Rheum. In large doses rhubarb is cathartic, combining an astringency that renders its action easy, yet satisfactory. Used to free the bowels of offending matter in diarrhea and in atonic states of the...
-Rhododendron. Snow Rose
Rhododendron, Snow Rose. The first potency of this agent is used in rheumatic and gouty disorders, ciliary neuralgia, and hydrocele. It is very doubtful whether such small doses would be of any serv...
-Rhus Aromatica. Fragrant Sumach
Rhus Aromatica, Fragrant Sumach. This plant has attained a place in the treatment of polyuria, nocturnal enuresis, diabetes insipidus, urinary incontinence, hematuria, and cystitis. F.e. or ec. tr., 1...
-Rhus Glabra. Smooth Sumach
Rhus Glabra, Smooth Sumach. The dried fruit is official. The fluidextract, in 10 to 30 I., doses, is astringent, and used in diarrhea and ulcerated states of the stomach and bowels. Locally, it is app...
-Rhus Toxicodendron. Poison Ivy
Rhus Toxicodendron, Poison Ivy. In large doses (f.e. of leaves, 6 to 30 I.) it is a stimulant narcotic, somewhat irritant to the stomach and bowels and irritant to the nervous system like large doses ...
-Ricinus. Castor Oil
Ricinus, Castor Oil. A valuable cathartic in 0 to I f dose. Its disagreeable taste can be overcome by adding to it a small quantity of an alcoholic solution of saccharin and some essential oil. Cinnam...
-Rubus. Blackberry
Rubus, Blackberry. The fluidextract of the bark of the root is an agreeable tonic astringent, in 10 to 30 I. doses, in syrup or elixir. Its field is in the diarrheas of infancy marked by large, watery...
-Rumex Crispus. Yellow Dock
Rumex Crispus, Yellow Dock. In large doses (I.e., 30 I.) a valuable alterative, tonic, and laxative of direct utility in cutaneous disorders affecting persons of the strumous diathesis. In small doses...
-Sabadilla. Cevadilla Seeds
Sabadilla, Cevadilla Seeds. The @ is employed in small doses in cases of intestinal worms and in hay fever, lachrymation, spasmodic sneezing, etc. Quite material doses are given for worms. This is ...
-Sabal. Saw Palmetto
Sabal, Saw Palmetto. This is a sedative to genito-urinary irritation, and is a nutritive tonic with mild, aphrodisiac properties. It influences all mucous membranes more or less, but more particularly...
-Sabina. Savin
Sabina, Savin. This gum resin is very disagreeable in substance, and is rarely used. It is rubefacient, em-menagogue, and vermicide. The f.e. is used in 5 to I5 I. doses in amenorrhea. The oil may be ...
-Saccharin. Benzosulplzinidum
Saccharin, Benzosulplzinidum. A non-fermentab1e sweetener, 550 times as sweet as cane sugar. Used phar-maceutically. ...
-Saffron. Crocus Sativus
Saffron, Crocus Sativus. Saffron tea is a domestic remedy of little real value, but used to promote efflorescence in the exanthemata:. The American saffron, or Carthamus tinctorius, is really much m...
-Salicinum. Salicin
Salicinum, Salicin. Antirheumatic, antiperiodic, and bitter tonic. Large doses (20 to 30 gr.) are of value in acute rheumatism. It is safe in large doses, and while not so potent as the salicylates, c...
-Salix Nigra Aments. Pussy-Willow Buds
Salix Nigra Aments, Pussy-Willow Buds. This drug is urged as of marked value in controlling sexual hyperesthesia. It is used in satyriasis. erotomania. nymphomania, and spermatorrhea. It is suggested ...
-Salol. Phenylis Salicylas
Salol, Phenylis Salicylas, U. S. P. This synthetic chemical is broken up into phenol and salicylic acid by the action of the pancreatic juice; hence its action is that of these two agents. Its advanta...
-"Salts". Sol Acetosella
Salts, Sol Acetosella, is potassium binoxalate; Sol ammoniac, ammonium chloride; Tartar, potassium carbonate; Epsom, magnesium sulphate; Glauber's, sodium sulphate; M onsel' s, iron subsulphate; Roc...
-Salvia. Sage
Salvia, Sage. The dried leaves are official, but not any preparations. The infusion and the @ (in 20 to 30 drop doses) are reliable. Sage is used as a condiment, carminative, and antihydrotic. As a ga...
-Sambucus Canadensis. American Elder
Sambucus Canadensis, American Elder. The recent flowers in warm infusion are diaphoretic and stimulant; the cold infusion, diuretic. The ec. tr. is made from the green inner bark. The eclectics esteem...
-Sambucus Nigra. European Elder
Sambucus Nigra, European Elder, is used as an alterative and laxative in doses of ?i to I teaspoonful of the fluidextract of the bark, and, in 10 drop doses, as an adjunct to bitter tonics. Small dose...
-Sanguinaria. Blood-root
Sanguinaria, Blood-root. In large doses (f.e., I5 I. ; ec. tr., I0 I.) a harsh emetic very seldom used. In moderate doses (i.e., 10 I.; ec. tr., I I.) a stimulating expectorant. It does not act well i...
-Santoninum. Santonin
Santoninum, Santonin. A very reliable vermicide in I gr. doses combined with calomel or a laxative. Young children should not be given over 1/2 gr. Do not give during fever or constipation. One to 3 g...
-Sarracenia Purpurea. Pitcher-Plant
Sarracenia Purpurea, Pitcher-Plant. Every few years someone exploits this plant as a sure cure for smallpox. As a matter of fact, I teaspoonful doses of the tincture are laxative and eliminative, some...
-Sarsaparilla
Sarsaparilla. The sources of supply of sarsaparilla root are so uncertain and its preparations so variable that, as an alterative, the drug is not usually very dependable. The fluidextract is useful a...
-Sassafras
Sassafras is aromatic, astringent, and alterative, and is esteemed as a preventive of contagion by some of our foreign population, who eat onions and drink sassafras tea as soon as contagious diseases...
-Scammonium
Scammonium. A hydrogogue cathartic used in doses of 2 to 8 gr., but seldom employed now except in combination with other agents. ...
-Scilla. Squill
Scilla, Squill. In large doses (f.e., 10 I..) it is an emetic, but it is unwise to use it in this connection except in the form of the compound syrup, or so-called hive syrup, in case of croup, to t...
-Scoparius. Broom
Scoparius, Broom. In large doses (f.e., 2 f3) cathartic. In moderate doses (f.e., 30 I.) a valuable diuretic in cardiac dropsy, the anasarca of chronic disease of the kidneys, and scarlatinal albuminu...
-Scutellaria. Skullcap
Scutellaria, Skullcap. A mild nervine antispasmodic, in 30 to 60 I. doses of the fluidextract. Little can be expected of it except in functional disorders. It is a sedative useful in functional nervo...
-Senecio Aureus. Life Root
Senecio Aureus, Life Root. Another uterine tonic indicated in a general hyperemic, irritable, and atonic condition of the pelvic organs. (F.e. or ec. tr., 10 to 40 I.) ...
-Senega
Senega. In moderate doses (syr., I f3; f.e., I5 I.) it is used in deep, hoarse cough, with mucous dues and free secretion. Scaly skin diseases are benefited by its continued administration, due to its...
-Senna
Senna. An efficient and safe cathartic. An infusion of 30 to 60 gr. of the leaves is taken at one dose. A convenient way to prepare it is to pour a pint of boiling water upon an ounce each of senna le...
-Sepia
Sepia, Dried inky juice of cuttlefish. The ancients used a decoction of the cuttlefish for affections of the generative organs, urine, and skin. Hippocrates referred to it in his writings, and as long...
-Serpentaria. Virginia Snakeroot
Serpentaria, Virginia Snakeroot, is a vascular stimulant, promoting secretion from the skin and mucous surfaces. It is used in the suppression of secretions from colds and in the course of fevers. In ...
-Silicea. Precipitated Silica
Silicea, Precipitated Silica. This is a supposedly medicinal substance peculiar to the biochemists. They believe it to be indicated in a great many conditions. There is a small amount of silica in the...
-Sinapis. Mustard
Sinapis, Mustard. Both white and black mustard are emetic in doses of I or 2 teaspoonfuls, and are used as counterirritants. In small amounts are used as condiments. Thiosinamine is the active princip...
-Sodium Salts. U. S. P. Sodii Acetas
Sodium Salts, U. S. P. Sodii Acetas, a diuretic used in cystitis and dropsy. Dose, 10 to 30 gr. Arsenas, alterative, tonic, antiseptic, and antiperiodic in malaria, anemia, and nervous diseases (1-20 ...
-Solanum Carolinensis. Horse Nettle
Solanum Carolinensis, Horse Nettle. This is a narcotic antispasmodic exploited as a remedy in the treatment of epilepsy and other convulsive diseases. The reports available are too vague to justify cl...
-Solidago Virgaurea. Golden Rod
Solidago Virgaurea, Golden Rod. A diuretic of value in ascites, due to cirrhosis of the liver, and in cardiac dropsy. Bright's disease is ofttimes favorably influenced by small doses. Administer from ...
-Sparteinae Sulphas
Sparteinae Sulphas. This alkaloidal salt is valuable in functional and organic heart disease, and especially so where digitalis fails or is contraindicated. In the irregular heart following grippe and...
-Spigelia. Pink Root
Spigelia, Pink Root. In large doses (i.e., I to 2 f3 for adults; for children, ro to 20 I.) spigelia is a powerful anthelmintic, but must be used with care, since it is decidedlv narcotic and excites ...
-Spirits
Spirits, U. S. P. Spiritus AEtheris (32 1/2%), an analgesic and antispasmodic. Dose, 60 I.. AEtheris compo (32 1/2% ether, 20% ethereal oil), Hoffman's Anodyne.' Dose, 60 I. AEtheris nitrosi (4% et...
-Spongia Tosta
Spongia Tosta. Roasted Turkish Sponge. Early in the nineteenth century Girtanner used burnt sponge in the treatment of venereal ulcers of the throat. This contains iodine, bromine, potash, magnesia, a...
-Stannum. Tin
Stannum, Tin. The homeopaths claim that triturations of the precipitated metal are useful in debility associated with chronic bronchial and pulmonary conditions marked by mucopurulent discharges. The...
-Staphisagria. Stavesacre
Staphisagria, Stavesacre. In large doses is an emetic, cathartic, and narcotic, rather unsafe in use. In small doses (f.e. or ec. tr., 1-5 to I I.) it is a stimulant tonic to the nervous system. of va...
-Sticta Pulmonaria. Lung Wort
Sticta Pulmonaria, Lung Wort, a lichen found growing upon rocks and trunks of old trees. Possesses a sedative action upon the vagus, lessening irritation and controlling cough with pain in the occipit...
-Stillingia. Queen's Root
Stillingia, Queen's Root. In large doses is emetic and cathartic, causing gastro-enteric irritation and prostration. Pharmaceutically, stillingia presents the difficulty of the red tannates, and its p...
-Stramonium. Thornapple. Jimson Weed
Stramonium, Thornapple or Jimson Weed. In large doses (f.e. [assayed] of leaves, 2 to 5 I.; of seed, 2 to 4 I.) a potent antispasmodic and anodyne, similar in influence to belladonna, but preferred in...
-Strontii Bromidum
Strontii Bromidum. This most excellent drug is now official, and is distinctly less irritating than is potassium bromide. It is nerve sedative, while its influence upon circulation and the gastro-inte...
-Strophanthinum. Strophanthin
Strophanthinum, Strophanthin. A glucoside, or mixture of glucosides, obtained from strophanthus. A very toxic agent, to be handled with great care. Its average dose is stated in the U. S. P. to be 1-2...
-Strophanthus
Strophanthus. This active agent is of value if used with discrimination, but a few cautions are advisable. Do not prescribe the tincture in an aqueous medium, since the glucoside is precipitated. As i...
-Strychnina
Strychnina. The alkaloid and its nitrate and sulphate are official. The average dose of each one is 1-64 gr., but may be used, cautiously, up to 1-20 gr. Under twelve years of age from 1-200 to 1-60 g...
-Sulfonal
Sulfonal. A coal-tar hypnotic that, in my judgment, should be rarely used, but it does possess a place in the insomnia of alcoholics and certain types of insanity. Give from I5 to 30 gr. in hot water ...
-Sulphur. Lotum. Washed S.. S. Pracipitatum
Sulphur, Lotum or Washed S. and S. Pracipitatum are identical in effects and are classed as alterative, laxative, and antiparasitic. S. Sublimatum is rarely used as a laxative, but excels in local ski...
-Sumbul. Musk Root
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...
-Syrups
Syrups, official and non-official, are so numerous and present no especial points of differentiation from the oils, tinctures, and fluidextracts or the chemical substances entering into them, so we w...
-Tanacetum Vulgare. Tansy
Tanacetum Vulgare, Tansy. Tonic, anthelmintic, and diaphoretic, employed in flatulent dyspepsia, jaundice, and worms. The hot infusion is employed in dysmenorrhea and to prevent the paroxysms of gout....
-Taraxacum. Dandelion
Taraxacum, Dandelion. Tonic, alterative, diuretic, and mildly laxative. Employed, usually in combination, in chronic functional liver derangemeI1ts and cutaneous derangements due thereto. (F.e., I to ...
-Terebenum
Terebenum. A mixture of hydrocarbons derived by the action of acid upon turpentine. It is expectorant, antiseptic, and anti fermentative ; used in chronic bronchitis, flatulent dyspepsia, and genito-u...
-Terebinthina. Turpentine
Terebinthina, Turpentine. A valuable stimulant, hemostatic, anthelmintic, antiseptic, and counterirritant. Best exhibited in gelatine capsules and emulsion. In large doses (f5i to f5iv) it is a rel...
-Terpini Hydras
Terpini Hydras. In large doses (10 to I5 gr.) is diuretic. Give in pills or capsules. As a diuretic, it is rather irritating. In small doses (I to 3 gr.) it enters into a number of elixirs used in bro...
-Theobromine
Theobromine. An alkaloid from theobroma cocao and possessing diuretic properties in 5 to I5 gr. doses. Secondarily, it is a mild nerve stimulant. Merck makes a salicylate of theobromine that is a valu...
-Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris. Capsella
Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris, Capsella. In large doses (f.e. or ec. tr., 1/4 to I f3) is hemostatic and antiscorbutic, and is used in chronic diarrhea and passive hemorrhage. In small doses (@, 3 to 5 I.) t...
-Thuja Occidentalis. Arbor Vitae
Thuja Occidentalis, Arbor Vitae. The ec. tr. is alcoholic, but free from extractives and suitable for surgical use. Aqueous thuja contains the astringent but none of the oily and resinous principles. ...
-Thymol
Thymol. In large doses (10 to 30 gr.) a powerful anthelmintic of great value in hook worm disease and nematod infections of intestinal tract generally. Smaller doses destroy the filaria sanguinis ho...
-Tolu
Tolu. A mild expectorant, stimulant to the bronchial mucous membranes. It is seldom used alone, but the syrup carries nicely and promotes the action of more positive expectorants. The dispensing physi...
-Tonga. Premna Taitensis
Tonga, Premna Taitensis. The fluidextract, in 30 to 60 I. doses, has given good results in the treatment of neuralgia. ...
-Tongo. Tonka Bean. Dipterix Odorata
Tongo, Tonka Bean, Dipterix Odorata. Used as a flavoring agent. Possesses very mild anodyne properties taken advantage of in making up mixtures for whooping cough. ...
-Trifolium Pratense. Red Clover
Trifolium Pratense, Red Clover. The fluidextract of the blossoms, in 30 I. doses, is alterative and used largely in combination with other agents. It is reputed to be of value in the cancerous diathes...
-Trional
Trional. A synthetic derived from another synthetic (sulfonal). A hypnotic and nerve sedative. Does not relieve pain. Average dose, IS gr. In my experience, it is a very unreliable agent, and just abo...
-Triticum Repens
Triticum Repens. Couch Grass. A soothing diuretic, increasing the flow of the watery portion of the urine. It is of positive value when the urine is dense and causes irritation of the mucous surfaces....
-Triturations
Triturations. What might be called IX triturations are now official. Elaterin is the only specific drug thus far designated in the U. S. P., but several enterprising manufacturers very wisely list a g...
-Trochisci. Acidi Tannici
Trochisci, Acidi Tannici, U. S. P. (I gr.), astringent in throat troubles. Ammonii chloridi (1 1/2 gr.), expectorant. Cubebae (3-10 gr.), in bronchial troubles and sore throat. Gambir (I gr.), in mout...
-Tuberculin (Koch)
Tuberculin (Koch), a glycerine extract of pure cultures of tubercle bacillus. Used in diagnosis. Dose, 1-12 to 1-6 gr. subcutaneously, once, in 0.8% salt solution; or four doses at intervals of three ...
-Unguentum. Acidi Borici (10%)
Unguentum; Acidi Borici (10%). Acidi tannici (20%). Belladonnae (10%). Chyrsarobin (6%), anti-parasitic. Too toxic to use upon large surfaces. Diachylon, or lead plaster (5%), astringent and derm...
-Principal Homeopathic Cerates
Principal Homeopathic Cerates. Most of them are made 25% of the strength of the plant. Rhus toxicodendron is made much weaker. Aconite, in inflammation and pain. AEsculus, in piles. Arnica, sprains an...
-Upas Tiente. Upas Tree
Upas Tiente, Upas Tree. This very poisonous plant is used in sectarian practice, but has no advantages to recommend it over other agents. Large doses produce tonic spasms and asphyxia. Small doses are...
-Uranium Nitrate
Uranium Nitrate. The 2X is esteemed in diabetes, gastro-intestinal ulceration, and chronic diseases of the liver. In the made in Germany regular practice, it is used for similar indications, but ...
-Urethane
Urethane. A hypnotic, in doses of 30 gr. Sedative, in doses of 5 to 15 gr. It is moderately effective, and safer than most synthetic hypnotics. ...
-Urtica Urens. Stinging Nettle
Urtica Urens, Stinging Nettle. The @, in 5 drop doses, is used in agalactia, and is said to give good results. ...
-Ustilago Maydis. Corn Smut
Ustilago Maydis, Corn Smut. The contention is made that corn ergot has similar actions upon the central nervous and capillary systems to the ergot of rye, but produces its action more regularly and sa...
-Uva Ursi. Bearberry
Uva Ursi, Bearberry. An astringent diuretic, useful in relaxed states of the bladder walls and where mucous discharges are profuse. It is employed in ulceration of the bladder wall, cystitis, pyelitis...
-Valeriana
Valeriana. A gentle nerve stimulant, useful when the face is pale and the skin cool, in hysterical conditions, and nervous excitement. Employed in nervousness with depression, hysteria, hypochondria, ...
-Veratrina
Veratrina. Derived from asagroea. Cardiac depressant and analgesic. Dose, 1-30 gr. A good drug to let alone. Externally, 2 to 4% ointments are used, but they are dangerous. See Sabadilla. ...
-Veratrum Album. White Hellebore
Veratrum Album, White Hellebore. An exceedingly toxic vasomotor depressant employed occasionally as a cardiac depressant, in doses of I to 3 I. of the fluidextract. Veratrum viride is much safer, and ...
-Veratrum. Veratrum Album. Veratrum Viride
Veratrum. The U. S. P. veratrum is either Veratrum Album or Veratrum Viride. In order to give reliable information herein and endeavor to solve the problem why the revisers class these two agents as p...
-Veratrum Viride. American Hellebore
Veratrum Viride, American Hellebore. Toxic doses depress the circulation and respiration and produce coma and incessant vomiting. While not apt to lead to fatal results, veratrum viride must be used w...
-Verbascum. Mullein
Verbascum, Mullein. Demulcent, mildly diuretic, anodyne, and antispasmodic; used in bronchial irritation, cystitis, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids. (F.e. root or ec. tr., I5 to 60 I.) For its use in deafne...
-Verbena Hastata. Vervain
Verbena Hastata, Vervain, is employed by a few physicians, who commend it in intermittent fever, vesicular erysipelas, and epilepsy (rather diverse conditions), but there is little evidence of its val...
-Viburnum Opulus. Cramp Bark
Viburnum Opulus, Cramp Bark. Tonic, antispasmodic, and alterative. It is indicated in cramps, spasmodic uterine pain, bearing-down pain, spasmodic dysmenorrhea, spasm of sphincters, and as an antiab...
-Viburnum Prunifolium. Black Haw
Viburnum Prunifolium, Black Haw. This valuable drug is the best agent we have for irritable states of the womb in nervous patients, being especially indicated in a chronic disposition to miscarry. Giv...
-Vinum
Vinum. Antimonii (1/4 gr. tart. emet. in 1 f3). Cocae (f.e., 6 1/4%). Dose, 4 f3. Colchici seminis (f.e., 10%). Average dose, 30 I.. Ergotae (f.e., 20%). Ferri (4% fe. et am. cit.). Ferri amarum (5% f...
-Viola Odorata
Viola Odorata. Small doses @ are used in supra-or bital pain, choroiditis, and otorrhea. Viola pedata has some reputation as an alterative. ...
-Medicated Waters. Aqua Ammoniae
Medicated Waters, U. S. P. Aqua Ammoniae (10%). Average dose, I5 I.. AmmoniaE fortior (28%). Amygdalae amarae (0.1 %). Dose, I f3. Anisi (0.2%). Dose, 4 f3. Aurantii florum, dose, 4 f3. Aurantii ...
-Xanthium Spinosum. Cocklebur
Xanthium Spinosum, Cocklebur. A diuretic of use in passive hematuria, chronic cystitis, but more especially where gravelly deposits in the folds of the bladder cause irritation and an excess of mucus....
-Xanthoxylum. Prickly Ash
Xanthoxylum, Prickly Ash. Primarily a stimulant, and useful as such in many languid and debilitated states. Highly valuable to add stimulating properties to indicated remedies combined with it. (F.e.,...
-Yerba De La Flecha. Sapium
Yerba De La Flecha, Sapium. A new purgative and diuretic, pleasant to the taste, and effective in doses of I to 5 I. of the fluidextract. Large doses are poisonous and highly dangerous. It has not bee...
-Yerba Santa. Eriodictyon
Yerba Santa, Eriodictyon. A tonic expectorant quite agreeable to the taste. Of value in chronic, subacute inflammations of bronchial mucous membranes, especially when the cough is dry. Dispensing phys...
-Yohimbinum. Johimbin
Yohimbinum, Johimbin. An aphrodisiac recently exploited for the cure of neurasthenic impotence. Use Merck's yohimbine in 1-10 gr. doses, or the homeopathic 1% solution in 10 drop doses. Hypodermic tab...
-Zea. Corn Silk
Zea, Corn Silk. It is quite refreshing away on at the end of the alphabet in the U. S. P. to read: The fresh styles and stigmas of zea mays. It is a wonder they did not designate the dried. Probab...
-Zinc Salts. Zinci Acetas
Zinc Salts, Zinci Acetas, used externally as an astringent and antiseptic (2 to 5:1000 solution) in gonorrhea, conjunctivitis, etc. Occasionally used as a nervine in 0 to 2 gr. doses. Rademacher's sol...
-Zingiber. Ginger
Zingiber, Ginger. A stimulant, diaphoretic, and an anodyne in gastric and intestinal pain. A teaspoonful of the tincture in a cup of hot water is a more valuable and certainly less harmful emergency s...
-Other Remedies Lookup List
Acidum Carbolicum. See Phenol. Anemone And Anemonin. See Pulsatilla. Aqua See Waters, Medicated. Arbor Vitie See Thuja. Arsenite of Copper. See Copper Arsenite. Atropine. See Belladonna...
-A Request to a Doctor
Dear Doctor Dear Doctor : No one can realize more fully than myself the deficiencies necessarily incident in the concrete results of any attempt to mingle our rational and physiological therapeu...
-Index Of Remedies
The drugs and preparations appearing in this book are, with few exceptions, given their official titles and appear in alphabetical order. Cross references are used where their importance justifies the...
-Index Of Remedies. Continued
Echinacea Elaterinum Elder (Sambucus) Emplastrum (Plasters) Epigaea Ergot Erigeron Glandulae suprarenales Siccae (Adrenalin) Thyroideae Siccae Ginger (Zingiber) Ginseng G...







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