Buckbean, or Marsh Trefoil. Nat. Ord. Gentianaceae. Linn. Syst. Pentandria Mono-gynia. Hab. England.

* Brit. Med. Journ., April 9, 1859.


Med. Prop. and Action. Tonic and astringent, in doses of gr. xx. - gr. xxx.; purgative, in doses of gr. lx.; emetic in larger quantities. Dose of the Infusion (oz. ss. - Aq. Ferv. Oj.), fl. oz. iss.; of the Extract, gr. x. - gr. xv.

Therapeutic Uses. Similar to Gentian, for which it may be substituted.