Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States: Or, Medical Botany: Containing a Botanical, General, and Medical History, of Medicinal Plants Indigenous to the United States

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M. Carey, 1818 - Botany, Medical
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Page iv - Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or medical botany: containing a botanical, general, and medical history, of medicinal plants indigenous to the United States.
Page iii - VEGETABLE MATERIA MEDICA of the United States ; or Medical Botany : containing a Botanical, General, and Medical History of Medicinal Plants, indigenous to the United States ; illustrated by coloured Engravings, made after original Drawings from Nature, done by the Author.
Page ix - His well known inquisitivencss, and his constant habit of recording, in however desultory a manner, the facts with which his enquiries made him acquainted, warrant the belief, that the public are deprived of some curious and very interesting knowledge, in consequence of the cloak which has been thrown over his collections. Strange as it may appear, it is not the less true, that not a single one of these manuscripts, not even his lectures on Materia Medica, has ever seen the light. The public is yet...
Page iv - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 202 - ... in an hour after I found my pulse much fuller and quicker, I had an appetite, and found myself much more vigorous, and could bear labor much better and more easily than before.
Page 31 - ... affected, and in others only touched them with a feather dipped in a liquid which had a white fediment, and which he made me believe was the vegetable root diffufed in water.
Page 113 - Itisa stimulant, dinretic, expectorant , purgative, emetic, and a sudorific. For many years it was used by the Indians of our country as an antidote against the bite of the rattlesnake. According to their practice, it was applied externally and internally, either chewed and applied to the wound or in the form of a cataplasm.
Page 35 - Martin were feated on the nofe, or cheeks, or upon the furface or extremities of the body. It remains yet to difcover a cure for cancers that taint the fluids, or infect the whole lymphatic fyftem.
Page 212 - ... a decoction is made of a handful of the roots in three measures of water. Of this, half a measure is taken in the morning fasting, and repeated in the evening; and the dose is gradually increased till its purgative effects become too violent, when the decoction is to be intermitted for a day or two, and then renewed till a perfect cure is effected.
Page 102 - Cor. 4-parted, spreading; segments oval with a bearded orbicular gland in the middle of each.

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