Nitre

 Nitre

Nitre is a diuretic and refrigerant.

It is used externally  as a detergent when dissolved in water, and as a lotion to inflamed and painful rheumatic joints.

It is given internally  in doses of from ten grains to half a drachm, or even one drachm; in spitting blood it is given in one drachm doses with great benefit. It is beneficial in sore throat, a few grains being allowed to dissolve in the mouth. 


 Nitre

E Heartburn, nausea, violent vomiting, purging, convulsions, difficult breathing, violent pain in the bowels, kidneys, and bladder, with bloody urine.
T Emetics, frequent draughts of barley water, with castor oil and laudanum.