MonesiAe Cortex. The bark of Chrysophyllum Buranheim. Nat. Ord. Sapotaceae. Linn. Syst. Pen-tandria Monogynia. Source, the Brazils. An extract obtained from the same has also been introduced in France, called Extractum MonesiAe.
Med. Prop. and Action. Astringent. At the time of its introduction, in 1839, it was supposed to have many advantages over Rhatany, Kino, &c, but experience has failed to detect any superiority. It contains Tannin, and a peculiar principle, Monetine. It may be used in the form of ointment (gr. lx. - Lard gr. ccccxx.).
Dose, gr. xij. - gr. xl. daily.
In Atonic HAenorrhages, Leucorrha, Chronic Blenorrhagia, Chronic Diarrhoea, and other diseases in which astringents are indicated, it has been employed with benefit, but it does not merit preference to other remedies of the same class. The Extract may be given to the extent of gr. xxx. daily.