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Homeopathic Materia Medica by Farrington



RUBIACEAE

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Today, gentlemen, we have before us an order of plants from which we derive three very valuable drugs, CINCHONA, IPECACUANHA and COFFEA. This order also gives us GAMBLER (a drug not used in our materia medica) and MITCHELLA, besides several dyes, as the famous Madder and Galium.

From the fact that these dyes are red, the order derives its name. The first one on the board is the CINCHONA, frequently, although improperly called CHINA in our nomenclature. We will now proceed with its consideration:

Cinchona.