Prune. The dried Drupe of the Prunus Domestica, the Plum Tree. Nat. Ord. Rosaceae. Linn. Syst. Icosandria Monogynia. Hab. Syria and different parts of Europe.
* Lib. of Med., vol. i. p. 386.
Diseases of the Skin, pp. 192, 247. Banking's Abstract, xxx. p. 236.
§ Med. Times and Gaz., Oct. 3,1863. || Edin. Med. Journ., June 1860, p. 1132.
Med. Prop. and Actum. Mild laxative. Principally used in domestic medicine. Added to Senna, Prunes increase its purgative action, and render it more palatable.
Offic. Prep. Confectio SennAe. (See Senna.)
Dote of Prunes, ox. ij., and upwards.
Pterocarpus Marscpium et P. Erinaceus. See Kino.