Synonym – Cypripedium pubescens. Natural order – Orchidaceae. Common name – Yellow Lady’s Slipper. Habitat – an indigenous perennial plant, found in bogs and damp low woods along the Alleghenies. Preparation – Tincture from the fresh root.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
Acts as a moderate stimulant to the nervous system, and also produces skin symptoms similar to those of Rhus for which it has been successfully used as an antidote. Has been found useful in cerebral hyperaemia and nervousness in children from teething and intestinal troubles. Also in nervous conditions in women suffering with genito-urinary disorders – sleeplessness, mental excitability (Coffea). Restlessness.
Compare Ambra, Coffea, Ignatia, Valerian, Rhus tox., Grindelia, Anacardium.