Carduus marianus [Card-m]
It has been asserted that Carduus marianus, the tincture of St. Mary’s thistle, will cure arterio sclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. The dose is 5 drops of the tincture, three times a day, to be carefully administered, though the drug is not hurtful. This was recommended by Dr. O. Hutchinson, New York, who claimed marked benefit to patients from its use.
Dr. J.H. Moore expressed the belief that plumbum took the lead in the therapeutics of arteriosclerosis. Potency and frequency of dose not given, but presumably the 6th.
Olive oil.- Some men assert that the free use of a good olive oil every day is the best thing known to prevent the hardening of the arteries and the stiffening of the muscles.