Botanical Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Drugs Considered from a Botanical, Pharmaceutical, Physiological, Therapeutical and Toxicological Standpoint

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P. H. Mallen Company, 1899 - Botany, Medical - 406 pages
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Page 266 - This genus has received its name from fanciful persons among the first Spanish settlers in America, imagining that they saw in its flowers a representation of our Lord's passion ; the filamentous processes being taken to represent the crown of thorns, the nail-shaped styles the nails of the cross, and the five anthers the marks of the wounds.
Page 155 - All the limbs felt weak and indisposed to make any motion, and this was accompanied by sharp, shooting, shifting pains. In quite a number of cases the appetite was not affected. Those using sufficient quantity of the tincture had loss of appetite with belching of tasteless gas, weakness in the stomach, pain in the right hypochondriac region, accompanied with gas in the bowels ; griping pains, followed by passing offensive flatus, or a loose yellowish stool, which always produced great exhaustion....
Page 351 - Brett. [ made a thorough proving of the drug, not only once, but several times, so as to satisfy myself beyond a doubt as to the symptoms peculiar to it, and the excruciating rheumatic-like pains developed at the time are still vividly remembered by me ; in fact, they were so severe and intense as not to be easily forgotten when once experienced. There is no mistaking the rheumatic symptoms of the drug. They come on very rapidly, and the sharp darting pains, so peculiar to rheumatism, are experienced,...
Page 266 - America, imagining that they saw in its flowers a representation of our Lord's passion ; the filamentous processes being taken to represent the crown of thorns, the nail-shaped styles the nails of the cross, and the five anthers the marks of the wounds. The species are mostly half shrubby...
Page 293 - ... higher. RHEUM. Rhubarb. Natural Order — Polygonaceae. Synonyms. — Latin, Rhabarbarum, Rheum compactum, R. emodi, R. muscoviticum, R. officinale, R. palmatum, R. rhaponticum, R. russicum, R. undulatum ; English, Indian (China) rhubarb, Rhubarb; French, Rhubarbe; German, Rhabarber. Description. — The root of one or more undetermined species. What is known as the Chinese or Indian rhubarb (Rheum sinense and Rheum indicum) is in hard, compact, cylindrical, conical or flattened pieces, externally...
Page 303 - Base of the leaf-stalks covering the buds of the next year. (Named ill honor of John Robin, herbalist to Henry IV. of France, and his son Vespasian Robin, who first cultivated the Locust-tree in Europe.) 1. R.
Page 155 - ... belching of tasteless gas, weakness in the stomach, pain in the right hypochondriac region, accompanied with gas in the bowels; griping pains followed by passing offensive flatus, or a loose, yellowish stool which always produced great exhaustion. After using the drug several days the face becomes pale, the pulse very much lessened in frequency, and a general exhaustion follows, like after a severe and long spell of sickness. The tongue will then indicate slow digestion, accompanied with belching...
Page 293 - ... Indian rhubarb (Rheum sinense and Rheum indicum) is in hard, compact, cylindrical, conical or flattened pieces, externally of a brownish-yellow color, having a smooth, powdery surface as though the bark were scraped off ; on breaking it presents a ragged, uneven surface, with various shades of dull-red, yellow and white, with darker colors and marked with dark lines, forming starlike spots. The pieces are perforated with small holes, where a cord has been used for suspension during drying. It...
Page 30 - ... German, Dreiblattriger Aron. Description. — A perennial, deciduous herb. The root, a turnipshaped corm, the lower and larger part tuberous and fleshy, with numerous white rootlets in a circle from its juncture with the stalk, bearing generally two opposite leaves on long, sheathing foot -stalks. The spadix often dioecious, is club-shaped, obtuse, much shorter than the spathe, the latter being flattened and in-curved, hooded at the summit with the petiole and sheath green, or often variegated...
Page 129 - Lady aged 62, had for several months attacks of heart failure on the slightest over-exertion or excitement. Gave Cactus, Digitalis, Ars., Glonoine and other cardiac remedies, with but temporary relief. Every succeeding attack seemed harder, the last one, July ist, nearly proving fatal, as she was pulseless, stopped breathing and had the appearance of being dead. Friction and shaking her up a little, started the circulation and breathing. I then for the first time gave her Crataegus tincture in drop...

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