Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 86
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86 NOTES ON THE NE WER REMEDIES.
This plant is the Sambucus n1zra, whose chemical
nature has not been fully determined.
Therapeutic Applications.-This drug is a valuable
diuretic. It has been successfully tried in ascites and
anasarca, especially of cardiac and renal origin.
Administration.-Elder is best given in the form of a
This substance is a kind of earth said to contain
steatite and traces of lime and oxide of iron. When
pure it occurs as an impalpable powder with a delicate
pink color. It is said to exert a softening influence upon
the hard water of limestone districts.
Therapeutic Applications.-When used with warm
water emol is asserted to act as a natural soap. This
peculiar effect suggested its use as a vulnerary in the
treatment of horny accretions of the hands and feet. In
the form of a paste emol has apparently given good
results in removing epidermal masses, as well as the
horny epidermis observed in cases of eczema of the palm
and sole. This peculiar earth is believed also to possess
An alkaloidal principle obtained from the leaves of
Physical Properties.-The alkaloid occurs in color-
less crystals, and the hydroc/lorate in colorless needles.
Solubility.-This salt is soluble in water.
Therapeutic Applications.-Ephedrile hydrocklorate
is now solely used as a mydriatic in place of atropine.
Administration.-This salt is applied from solutions
of a strength varying from I to 10 per cent.
This alkaloid is extracted from the seeds of the com-
mon Calabar bean (Physostigma venenosum). It must
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