Hcematoxylon Campechianum, or Logwood, is used medicinally in the form of decoction, and Extract, for diarrhoea, or looseness, and dysentery, or bloody flux. It acts as an astringent, without irritating the coats of the stomach. For extreme diarrhoea, Logwood decoction, a few raspberry leaves, and a few drops of Laudanum, will effect a cure.
For the ordinary decoction, Buchan says, " Boil three ounces of the shavings or chips of Logwood, in four pints of water, to one half; two or three ounces of Cinnamon water may be added. In fluxes of the belly, where the stronger astringents are improper, a tea-cupful of this decoction may be taken with great advantage three or four times a day.
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