(Rohun, Hind.) Nat. Ord. Cedrelaceae. Hub. Central and Southern India.
Med. Prop. and Action. Astringent, tonic, and febrifuge. It may also be given in decoction (3x. of the bark, Water Oij., boil in an earthen vessel to Oj.; strain: Beng. Ph.). It is also useful as an astringent lotion and injection.
Dose of powdered bark, gr. xx. - gr. xl.
In Intermittent Fevers, it has been advised as a substitute for Cinchona, by Dr. Roxburgh, Dr. Duncan, Mr. Breton, and others. O'shaughnessy, however, considers it to be of very questionable efficacy, and although, like mahogany and other astringents, it may occasionally be useful in mild cases, it is not to be trusted to in severe or complicated ones. It may be given in extract or in decoction (ante).
2600. In Leucorrha, Atonic Menorrhagia, §c., and also in relaxation of the Mucous Membrane of the Rectum, attended with Prolapsus, the decoction (ut supra) may be used as an injection, with great advantage.
* Palmer's Bread for Diabetic Pa-tients. Take the ligneous matter of 16lbs. of Potatoes washed free from starch, 3/41b. of Mutton Suet, 1/2lb. of fresh Butter, 12 Eggs, ss. of Carbonate of Soda, and 3ij. of dilute Hydrochloric Acid. Divide into eight cakes, and bake in a quick oven, until they are nicely browned. - Lancet, March 17, 1849.
Med.-Chir. Trans., vol. xi. p. 324.
Spartium Scoparicm. See Sarothamnus Scoparius.