Dr. Hand's Astringent Mixture for Children


  • Alcohol
  • Geranium or Cranesbill
    • Action: Astringent; Stypt.
    • Uses (Internal): Particularly useful in renal and intestinal hemorrhages; cholera infantum, diarrhoea, prolapses etc.
    • Uses (External): in epistaxis, ulcers, hemorrhages, cracked nipples, gleet, leucorrhea & relaxed mucus membrane.

    - p. 243

  • Rubus or Blackberry Root
    • Action: Astringent; Tonic.
    • Uses: Diarrhea; dysentary etc.

    - p.445

  • Ginger
  • Aromatic Sulfuric Acid
  • Camphor:
    • Action: Stimulant.
    • Uses: Intravenously in pneumoccoccus infections & pulmonary tuberculosis; also in asthma.

    -p. 146

  • Cinnamon
  • Oil of Cloves:
    • Action: Stimulant; Stomach; Carminative.
    • Uses (Internal): Flatulence, colic, dyspepsia & to arrest vomiting.
    • Uses (External): the inspissated aqueous extract is employed for clearing corneal opacities, a solution being instilled twice daily at intervals of 5- 10 minutes.
    • Uses (Technical): manufacturing oil cloves, eugenol, vanillin, chocolate, also in baking.

    -p. 172

  • Oil of Cajuput

    - all page citations from Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)



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