Bone Set. Nat. Ord. Synan-thereae. Hab. United States.
In the Influenza which was epidemic in the United States in 1844, Bone Set was used extensively, and, it is stated, with the best effects. Dr. Peebles,* who bears testimony to its efficacy, advises an infusion (dried leaves j., Boiling Water Oj.) in doses of a wine-glassful, to be drunk warm, every half-hour; the patient remaining in bed the whole time. The fourth or fifth dose produced profuse perspiration, sometimes vomiting: this was followed by immediate relief. It was subsequently given only every three or four hours.