Common Balm. Nat. Or d. LabiatAe.

Linn. Syst. Didynamia Gymnospermia. Hab. Europe.

Med. Prop. and Action. Mild stimulant and tonic, with a slight degree of astringency. It is also said to be diaphoretic. It is best given in infusion (oz. ss., Aq. Ferv. Oj.), in doses of fl. oz. iss. - fl. oz. ij.

* Lancet, Jan. 7, 1839; and Trans, of Prov. Med. Assoc, vol. xi. 1843. Prov. Joum., April 1851.

Lancet, April 13, 1849. § Ibid., July 19, 1851. || Med. Gaz., Oct. 6, 1843.

1796. Therapeutic Uses

It was formerly highly esteemed, but is now rarely employed, excepting in infusion, as a diluent in fevers. It is still esteemed in France as a stimulant in Hysteria and in Nervous Affections.