The Common Larch. Nat. Ord. Pinaceae. Linn. Syst. Moncia Monadelphia. Hab. Europe.

Med. Prop. and Action. Stimulant, astringent, and diuretic. A Tincture prepared from the inner bark of the Larch has been used by Dr. Headlam Greenhow** to check profuse passive expectoration in cases of Chronic Bronchitis. He prefers it to other medicines of the balsamic class on account of its more agreeable taste. Venice Turpentine is also the product of the Larch. (See Terebinthina.)

* Trans. of Med. and Phys. Soc. of Calcutta, App.

Gaz. des Hopitaux, Feb. 1838.

See Lond. Med. Journ., vol. i p. 263.

§ Hufeland's Journ., vol. i. p. 57. || Medico-Chir. Trans., vol. vi. ¶ Med. Times and Gaz., Nov. 28, 1863. ** Ibid., Feb. 20, 1864.