Arbanthe Elongata.—It is a native of South America, and belongs to the Pepper tribe. It is now used in British Medical practice as an astringent styptic. It is used in chronic bloody flux, or dysentery, and diarrhoea, given as an infusion. The undersides of the leaves, or powdered, will, when applied, arrest the flow of blood from cuts, bruises, or obstinate leech- bites. The Tincture mixed with water, is a good astringent lotion for the month. Dose of the Powder, from 10 to 30 grains. The infusion, made by pouring two pints of water on two ounces of leaves; it may be taken in agreeable doses 3 or 4 times a day. The Tincture is made thus. Leaves, 2 ounces; Proof Spirit, 1 pint. Take from 1 to 2 drachms .
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