Common Holly. Nat. Ord. Aqui-foliaceae. Linn. Syst. Tetrandria Tetragynia. Hab. England, Europe.

Med. Prop. and Action. The leaves are tonic and astringent. Active principle, Ilicine. Dose, of leaves (in decoction) oz. j. - oz. ij. daily.

1562. Therapeutic Uses

In Intermittent Fevers, the bark and leaves are strongly recommended by Dr. Rousseau,§ who states that, though inferior to Bark, they are an excellent substitute for it, when the latter disagrees, or is otherwise contra-indicated.

* On Diseases Peculiar to Women. Med. Chir. Rev., vol. lxv. p. 112. Cyc. Pract. Med., vol. ii. p. 548.

§ Mem. de l'Acad. Royale de Med, vol. iii. p. 522.

Chomel employed it in twenty-two cases with very doubtful benefit.