This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Family Doctor" book
An extract from the wood of an oriental tree. It is astringent, and is very useful in diarrhoea. Tincture of catechu is the best preparation. Dose, half a teaspoonful to a teaspoonful, in water. An excellent medicine to check troublesome diarrhoea consists of equal parts of tincture of catechu and paregoric; of this mixture, the dose is a teaspoonful, repeated according to the urgency of the case.