Platanus acerifolia ("the tree commonly gown in and about London as P. occidentalis.
N.O. Platanaceae (of the Urtica alliance).
Tincture of young shoots.
Burnett has recorded (des.
Of Skin) a case of ichthyosis in an aged lady, in which Platanus caused considerable improvement in the condition of the skin.
Another case (Delicate Children) was that of a girl, 5 1/2, "of the coal-black variety of the strumous, her forehead low and projecting," who was blind from double cataract due to the shock of a fall in the first instance, the lenses having gradually silted up.
In this case Platanus was given (five drops nigh and morning) for a number of months, "with very evident improvement in the nutrition of the child’s lenses."