SPHERE OF ACTION
This is a cerebro-spinal irritant, its action upon the system is to produce anaesthesia, with rapid muscular relaxation and insensibility, and is the best anaesthetic known.
Its clinical action has never been investigated as it should be.
It has been used in many spasmodic diseases, with great benefit, especially dysmenorrhoea hysteria, puerperal convulsions, &c., and has been strongly recommended for sour stomach in pregnancy. Its is also a good remedy for neuralgia.