Broad-leaved Elm. Nat. Ord. Ulmaceae. Linn. Syst. Pentandria Digynia. Hab. Europe.
Med. Prop. and Action. The dried inner bark (off.) is tonic and diaphoretic. It abounds in mucilage, and has consequently been employed as a demulcent, and as such is said to be useful in affections of the genitourinary mucous membrane. It occasionally acts as a diuretic. It is given in decoction (Ph. Lond.) (Bark iiss., Water Oij., boiled to Oj.), in doses of f iij. - f iv. thrice daily.
* Lancet, Oct. 12, 1861.
Med. Memoirs, p. 152.