Pink Root

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AKA Indian Pink

A Compendium of Domestic Medicine, 1865

Small entry in CDM, but is noted as an anthelmintic (antiparasitic), esp regarding lumbrici (roundworms).

Can have a narcotic effect, mostly notes for vermifuge, but sometimes has sometimes been useful treating intermittent fevers.[1]

can have some serious side-effects:

"disturbed vision, dizziness, muscular spasms, twitching eyelids, increased action of the heart. In large doses, these are increased, both circulation and respiration being depressed and loss of muscular power caused, and cases have been known resulting, in children, in death from convulsions"

no other mention of it in CDM or in Pharmacopoeia :(


  1. Savory, John. A Compendium of Domestic Medicine (London: John Churchill and Sons, 1865), 105.