This article is very well known in all parts of this country, and has been made use of for canker and sore mouth. I have made use of it with bayberry bark as No. 3 in my practice for many years with good success; but after finding that the lily root and hemlock bark were better, have mostly laid it aside. It is so binding in its nature that it is not safe to use in without a large proportion of bayberry bark.
The root is a positive astringent, useful in acute and chronic diarrhoea and that resulting in typhoid fever. It is also valuable in hemorrhages from whatever locality, and whether internal or superficial.
It is well to have such a remedy on hand to use in case of necessity as it can be depended upon in those cases where it is of the utmost importance to stop the drain on the system caused by either acute diarrhoea or hemorrhages.