Dose of Vacha in Medicine
The aromatic rhizome or root-stock of Acorus Calamus is considered emetic in large doses, and stomachic, carminative and nervine in smaller doses.
As an emetic it is administered in doses of about 80 grains with half a seer of tepid salt-water. The following is an example of a prescription for dyspepsia containing this drug. Take Acorus Calamus root, asafoetida, atis, long pepper, black pepper, ginger, chebulic myrobalan and sonchal salt equal parts; powder and mix. Dose should be about half a drachm.
As a stimulant or nervine it is used in combination with other medicines in low fevers, epilepsy and insanity.
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