Materia Medica (Boericke)
A glucosidal principle obtained
form the bark of the root of the apple and other fruit trees. Produces diabetes
and fatty degeneration of the liver; intermittent fever. Daily doses, 15 grains.
Phlorizin causes glycosuria. No hyperglycemia results. It compels the secretory
epithelium of the kidney to break down serum albumin into sugar. There is no
increase in blood sugar.