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Syrup Tolu:

    Thomas Balsam; Opobalsam; Balsam or Resin, Tolu
  • From Toluifera Balsamum, Leguminosae [family]
  • Action: Expectorant; Antiseptic
  • Uses (Internal): Tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, catar., bronchiectasis, chronic inflammation of urogenital organs, coughs, incontinence of urine, catarrh of bladder, blenorrhea etc.
  • Uses (Technical): In perfumery, chewing gum & confectionery

-p. 526, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

Syrup Wild Cherry:

    Wild Cherry Bark (Choke Cherry)
    Prunus virginia, Prunus serotina; Rosacea
  • Energetics: acrid, astringent, warm, slightly toxic
  • Meridians/Organs affected: spleen, lung
  • Part Used: bark
  • Properties: antitussive, pectoral, astringent, carminative
  • Uses: It calms the respiratory nerves and allays cough and asthma. It also is an outstanding remedy for weakness of the stomach with irritation, such as ulcers, gastritis, colitis, diarrhea and dysentery... The Native Americans employed the sedative properties of this plant to assist in relieving the pains of labor. The bark, collected in fall, is one of the best herbs for respiratory complaints and coughs.
    -pp. 387- 388, Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D. (1988)

Look up Wild Cherry in Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930).

Syrup Senega:

    Senega, or Seneca, Snakeroot; Rattlesnake Root.
  • Dried root of Polygala Senega, Polygalaceae [family]
  • Action: Expectorant.; Diuretic; Diaphoretic; Alterative; Sedative
  • Uses (Internal): in coughs, colds, catarrhal affections, croup, rheumatism, dropsy, asthma etc.
  • Uses (External): Irritant

- p. 456, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

See also:

Syrup Senna
Please see Compound Powder of Senna.

Syrup Squill

    Scilla; Sea Onion.
  • Dried fleshy inner bulb scales of the white variety of Urginea maritima, Baker, Lilliacaea [family], cut into thin slices.
  • Action: Emet.; Diuretic; Cardiac Tonic; Expectorant; Cathartic
  • Uses: Coughs, colds, croup, dropsy, etc.; also in domestic economy for poisoning mice, rats etc.

-p. 499, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

For more on Squill please see Glessco for Adults.

Ticture Ipecac
"In small or nauseating doses, ipecacuanha produces malaise with shuddering chilliness, yawning, a flow of saliva and eructations. In somewhat larger doses it occasionally gives rise to uneasiness and rumbling in the bowels, and a sense of emptiness there, an increased secretion of saliva and mucus, constriction of the chest, irritation of the throat, a dry cough, occasionally spitting of blood or epistaxis, nausea and an inclination to vomit."
- p.481, Therapeutic and Materia Medica: A Systematic Treatise on the Action and Uses of Medicinal Agents, Including Their Description and History (Volume 2) by Dr. Alfred Stille (1860)

More on Ipecac.

F.E. Spikenard

Ammonium Chloride:

  • Action: Stimulant; Expectorant; Antineuralgic
  • Uses (Internal): bronchial affections, hepatic congestion, pelvic cellul., muscular rheumatic., gout, sciatica, neural., chronic gland. enlargement; hemicrania, senile gangrene, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea
  • Uses (External): Inhalations & wet compresses.

-p. 70, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)


Please see McKesson & Robbins Analgesic Balm.

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