I have thought it advisable to restrict the term antiperiodic to the Catalytics which are used in Ague.
Horsfield states that the Javanese use it as a tonic and antiperiodic.
There never yet has been a substitute found for cinchona bark and its salts, as an antiperiodic and tonic.
Astringent, tonic, anthelmintic, antiperiodic—Therapeutic uses.
Recently it has attracted attention and gained some repute in medicine as an antiperiodic.
Ehrlich and Guttmann initiated the use of methylene blue as an antiperiodic and its use in that line has been continued.
But of far greater importance was the introduction into Europe of that priceless febrifuge and antiperiodic—chinchona bark.