(Wintera Aromatica.) The tree yielding Winter's Bark. Nat. Ord. Magnoliaceae. Linn. Syst. Polyandria Tetragynia. Hab. The Straits of Magellan.
Dose, gr. x. - gr. xx. in powder or infusion.
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.