The British Pharmaceutical Codex.

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Introduction to the scanned version
Preface 1907
Preface 1911
List of Abbreviations.
Tax issues.
The Plants.
The Preparations.


The Plants.

Abies balsamea, Terebinthina canadensis, Canada turpentine, Canada balsam, Balsam of fir.
Abrus precatorius, Jequirity; Prayer Beads; Jumble Beads.
Acacia arabica, Acacia decurrens, Acaciae cortex, Acacia bark.
Acacia catechu, Catechu nigrum, Black catechu, Cutch.
Acacia senegal, Acaciae gummi, Gum acacia.
Acalypha indica, Acalypha.
Aconitum napellus, Aconiti folia, Aconite leaves; .
Aconiti radix, Aconite root.
Aconitina, Aconitine.
Acorus calamus, Calamus.
Adhatoda vasica, Adhatoda.
Aegle marmelos, Belae fructus, Bael fruit.
Agropyrum repens, Couch grass.
Aletris farinosa, Aletridis rhizoma, Aletris rhizome.
Alkanna tinctoria, Anchusae radix, Alkanna root.
Aloe spp., Aloes.
Aloinum, Aloin.
Alpinia officinarum, Galangae rhizoma, Galangal, Lesser galangal.
Alstonia scholaris, Alstonia constricta, Alstonia.
Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow root, Guimauve.
Amomum melegueta, Paradisi Grana, Grains of paradise, Guinea grains.
Ampelopsis hederacea, Pyrocatechinum, Pyrocatechin, Catechol, Orthodioxybenzene.
Anacyclus pyrethrum, Pyrethri radix, Pyrethrum root, Pellitory root.
Anamirta paniculata, Cocculi fructus, Cocculus indicus, Cocculus, Levant berries.
Picrotoxinum, Picrotoxin, Cocculin.
Andira araroba, Araroba, Crude Chrysarobin, Goa powder.
Chrysarobinum, Chrysarobin.
Andrographis paniculata, Andrographis, Kreat, Kiryat, Creyat.
Anemone pulsatilla, Pulsatilla, Pasque flower.
Anethum graveolens (Peucedanum graveolens), Anethi fructus, Dill fruit.
Angelica officinalis (Archangelica officinalis), Angelicae fructus, Angelica fruit.
Angelicae radix, Angelica root.
Anogeissus latifolia, Gummi Indicum, Indian gum, Ghati gum.
Anthemis nobilis, Anthemidis flores, (Roman) Chamomile flowers.
Apocynum cannabinum, Canadian hemp.
Arctium lappa, Lappa, Burdock root.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Uvae ursi folia, Bearberry leaves.
Areca catechu, Arecae semina, Areca nuts, Betel nuts.
Aristolochia indica, Aristolochia.
Aristolochia serpentaria, Aristolochia reticulata, Serpentariae rhizoma, Serpentary rhizome; Virginian serpentary.
Armoracia rusticana, Cochlearia armoracia, Armoraciae radix, Horseradish root.
Arnica montana, Arnicae flores, Arnica flowers.
Arnicae rhizoma, Arnica rhizome.
Artemisia absinthium, Wormwood.
Artemisia maritima, Santonica, Semen contra, Semen cinae, Worm seeds.
Santoninum, Santonin.
Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco, Quebracha, Quebracho, White Quebracho; Aspidosperma.
Astragalus gummifer, Tragacantha, Tragacanth.
Atropa belladonna, Belladonnae folia, Belladonna leaves.
Belladonna radix, Belladonna root.
Atropina, Atropine.
Atropinae salicylas, Atropine salicylate.
Atropinae sulphas, Atropine sulphate.
Azadirachta indica, Melia azadirachta, Indian Azadirach, Neem bark, Margosa bark.
Barosma betulina, Buchu folia, Buchu leaves.
Berberis vulgaris, Berberidis cortex, Barberry bark; Berberina, Berberine; Berberinae carbonas, Berberine carbonate; Berberinae hydrochloricum, Berberine hydrochloride; Berberinae phosphas, Berberine phosphate; Berberinae sulphas, Berberine sulphate.
Berberis, Berberis aristata; Berberis aquifolium (Mahonia aquifolia).
Bixa orellana, Annatta, Annatto.
Boswellia carteri, Olibanum, Frankincense.
Brassica sinapioides, Brassica alba, Sinapis, Mustard.
Sinapis Albae Semina, White Mustard Seeds.
Sinapis Nigrae Semina, Black Mustard Seeds.
Brayera anthelmintica, Cusso, Kousso.
Bryonia dioica, Bryoniae radix, Bryony root.
Butea frondosa, Buteae gummi, Butea gum.
Buteae semina, Butea seeds.
Caesalpinia sappan, Sappan.
Calamus draco, Sanguis draconis, Dragons' blood, Dracaena cinnabari, Socotran dragons' blood, Zanzibar drop, Dracaena draco, Canary dragons' blood.
Calendula officinalis, Calendula, Marigold florets.
Callitris quadrivalvis, Sandaraca, Sandarac, Gum juniper; Callitris robusta, Australian sandarac.
Calotropis procera, Calotropis, Mudar.
Camellia thea, Thea, Tea.
Canarium commune, Elemi, Manila Elemi; Icica icariba, Brazilian elemi; Amyris elemifera, Mexican elemi; Canarium mauritanium, Mauritius elemi.
Canella alba, Canellae cortex, Canella bark, Wild cinnamon bark.
Cannabis indica, Indian hemp.
Cannabinae Tannas. Cannabine Tannate.
Cannabinonum. Cannabinone, Cannabis resin, Hemp resin.
Cantharis vesicatoria, Cantharides, Spanish fly.
Cantharidinum. Cantharidin.
Capsicum minimum, Capsici fructus, Capsicum.
Carica papaya, Papainum, Papain, Papayotin.
Carum carvi, Carui fructus, Caraway fruit.
Carvonum, Carvone.
Cassia acutifolia, Senna Alexandrina, Alexandrian Senna; Cassia obovata; Cassia angustifolia, Arabian senna, Mecca senna; Cassia montana; Cassia holosericea; Cassia angustifolia, Senna Indica, Indian senna, Tinnevelly senna; Cassia acutifolia, Cassia angustifolia, Sennae Fructus, Senna pods, Senna legumes.
Cassia fistula, Cassiae pulpa, Cassia pulp.
Caulophyllum thalictroides, Caulophyllum, Blue Cohosh, Pappoose root, Squaw root.
Cephaelis ipecacuanha, Psychotria ipecacuanha, Ipecacuanhae radix, Ipecacuanha root. Richardsonia pilosa, Ionidium ipecacuanha.
Cereus grandiflorus, Cereus, Cactus.
Cetraria islandica, Iceland moss.
Chenopodium ambrosioides, American Wormseed.
Chimaphila umbellata, Pipsissewa, Wintergreen.
Chondrodendron tomentosum, Pareirae Radix, Pareira root.
Chondrus crispus, Carrageen, Irish moss.
Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, Pyrethrum cinerariaefolium, Pyrethri flores, Pyrethrum flowers, Insect flowers.
Cimicifuga racemosa, Black snakeroot, Black cohosh.
Cinchona succirubra, Cinchona calisaya, Cinchona ledgeriana, Cinchona lancifolia, Cinchonae rubrae cortex, Red cinchona bark.
Cinchonidinae Sulphas. Cinchonidine Sulphate.
Cinchoninae Sulphas. Cinchonine Sulphate.
Quinina. Quinine.
Quininae Acetyl-salicylas. Quinine Acetyl-salicylate.
Quininae Arsenas. Quinine Arsenate.
Quininae Benzoas. Quinine Benzoate.
Quininae Cacodylas. Quinine Cacodylate.
Quininae Citras. Quinine Citrate.
Quininae Ethylcarbonas. Quinine Ethylcarbonate.
Quininae Formas. Quinine Formate.
Quininae Glycerophosphas. Quinine Glycerophosphate.
Quininae Hydriodidum Acidum. Acid Quinine Hydriodide.
Quininae Hydriodidum. Quinine Hydriodide.
Quininae Hydrobromidum Acidum. Acid Quinine Hydrobromide.
Quininae Hydrobromidum. Quinine Hydrobromide.
Quininae Hydrochloridum Acidum, B.P. Acid Quinine Hydrochloride.
Quininae Hydrochloridum, B.P. Quinine Hydrochloride.
Quininae Hydrofluoridum. Quinine Hydrofluoride.
Quininae Hypophosphis. Quinine Hypophosphite.
Quininae Iodohydriodidum. Quinine Iodohydriodide.
Quininae Lactas. Quinine Lactate.
Quininae Salicylas. Quinine Salicylate.
Quininae Sulphas Acidus. Acid Quinine Sulphate.
Quininae Sulphas, B.P. Quinine Sulphate.
Quininae Tannas. Quinine Tannate.
Quininae Valerianas. Quinine Valerianate.
Quinoidina. Quinoidine.
Cinnamomum camphora, Camphora, Camphor.
Cinnamomum cassia, Cassiae cortex, Cassia bark, Chinese cinnamon.
Cassiae flores, Cassia buds.
Cinnamomum oliveri, Oliveri Cortex, Oliver bark, Black Sassafras.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnmomi cortex, Cinnamon bark, Ceylon cinnamon.
Cissampelos pareira, Cissampelos.
Citral, Geranial, Geranialdehyde.
Citrullus colocynthis, Colocynthidis pulpa, Colocynth pulp, Bitter apple.
Citrus aurantium, Aurantii cortex, Bitter orange peel
Aurantii cortex indicus, Indian orange peel.
Orange-flower water, Aqua Naphae. Aqua Aurantii Florum Fortior.
Citrus aurantium: Vinum aurantii, Orange wine.
Citrus limon, Citrus medica, Limonis cortex, Lemon peel.
Succus limonis, Lemon juice.
Citrus sinensis, Aurantii dulcis cortex, Sweet orange peel.
Claviceps purpurea, Ergota, ergot.
Ergotinina, ergotinine, ergotine.
Ergotoxina, Ergotoxine, Hydro-ergotinine, Cornutine, Ecboline.
Ergotoxinae Phosphas, Ergotoxine phosphate.
Coccus cacti, Cochineal; Carminum, Carmine.
Coffea arabica, Caffeina, Caffeine; Caffeinae citras, Caffeine citrate.
Cola nitida, Cola vera, Kolae semina, Kola seeds, Cola seeds, Gooroo nuts, Bissy nuts. Cola acuminata, Cola ballayi.
Colchicum autumnale, Colchici cormus, Colchicum corm.
Colchici flores, Colchicum flowers.
Colchici semina, Colchicum seeds.
Colchicine.
Colchicine Salicylate
Collinsonia canadensis, Stone root, Knob root, Heal-all.
Commiphora myrrha (Balsamodendron myrrha), Myrrha, Myrrh.
Conium maculatum, Conii folia, Conium leaves, Hemlock leaves; Conii fructus, Conium fruit, Hemlock fruit; Coniina, coniine, conine, conicine, cicutine.
Convallaria majalis, Convallariae flores, Convallaria flowers, Lily of the valley; Convallamarin; Convallarin.
Convolvulus scammonia, Scammoniae Radix, Scammony root; Scammoniae Resina, Scammony resin; Ipomoea orizabensis; Scammonium, Scammony.
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The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.