Infusum Sennae Concentratum, B.P.C. Concentrated Infusion of Senna.
|Senna Leaves, broken small||80.00|||||16 ounces|
|Strong Tincture of Ginger||2.50|||||1/2 fl. ounce|
|Alcohol, a sufficient quantity.|
|Diluted Chloroform Water, a sufficient quantity.|
Prepare by the macero-expression process, using as a menstruum the alcohol mixed with three times its volume of diluted chloroform water. After completing the process, add the strong tincture of ginger, then heat in a closed vessel on a water-bath to a temperature of 85°, and maintain thereat for five minutes. The product should measure 100 (20 fluid ounces).
A product closely resembling infusion of senna is obtained by diluting 1 part of this preparation with 7 parts of distilled water.
Dose.—2 to 4 mils (1/2 to 1 fluid drachm); as a draught, 8 mils (2 fluid drachms), diluted with water.
The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.