(Wintera Aromatica.) The tree yielding Winter's Bark. Nat. Ord. Magnoliaceae. Linn. Syst. Polyandria Tetragynia. Hab. The Straits of Magellan.

Med. Prop. and Action. Aromatic, bitter, and tonic. From the presence of Tannin it is rendered somewhat astringent, and its stimulant quality resides in a volatile oil.

Dose, gr. x. - gr. xx. in powder or infusion.

1112. Therapeutic Uses

It was formerly much employed in Dyspepsia (in which it may doubtless prove serviceable), in Scurvy, in Intermittent Fevers, and in Nervous Affections. It is now rarely used, excepting as an adjunct to other tonics, or as a substitute for Canella.

* Amer. Journ. of Med. Science, vol. v. p. 34.

Bengal Dispensatory, p. 223.