From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: eer
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 20:20:32 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 21:42:31 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that John Larkin wrote (in ) about 'eer', on Fri, 1 Nov 2002:
>On Thu, 31 Oct 2002 21:44:30 +0000, John Woodgate
>>No, the ES for that is 'cáncer'. Cascara is a laxative, available in two
>>forms, 'sagrada' and plutonic, no, 'evacuant'. (;-)
>Ooh, fascinating. Tell us more.
From Potter's Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations, 2nd Ed.,
R. C. Wren, London, [undated, perhaps 1900]
CASCARA SAGRADA. Rhamnus Purshiana, D.C. N.O. Rhamnacea.
Action-Laxative, tonic. Largely used for habitual constipation,
dyspepsia, and digestive complaints, also in the treatment of piles. For
chronic constipation a first dose of half or 1 teaspoonful at bedtime
should be taken, followed by doses of 5-10 drops before each meal.
Preparations-Fluid extract B.P. : Dose, 5 drops to 1 drachm. Fluid
extract U.S.P. : Dose, 15 drops. Fluid extract, tasteless: Dose, 1/4 -1
drachm. Fluid extract, aromatic, U.S.P.: Dose, 15 drops. Solid extract
B.P.Dose, 2-8 grains. Aromatic Syrup B.P.:Dose, 1/2-2
drachms. Powder extract: Dose,2-10 grains. Rhamnin : Dose, 2-6 grains.
Distinctive character-Bark in quilled or curved pieces about 3/4 inch
wide and 1/16 inch thick, purplish brown, furrowed longitudinally with
transversely linear marks (lenticels), sometimes silvery grey with
lichens. The inner surface is transversely wrinkled and longitudinally
striated, reddish brown. Transverse fracture pale or dark brown,
according to age. Taste, persistently bitter or nauseous. Odour,
leather-like. Specimens with dark brown fracture, indicating its having
been kept, are to be preferred, as recent bark sometimes causes nausea.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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