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Tinctura Cacti.—Tincture of Cactus.

Related entry: Cactus.—Cactus

(Modern shorthand: 1:4 95 %)

Preparation.—Take of the fresh flowers and stems of Cactus grandiflorus, cut into small pieces, 4 troy ounces; alcohol (95 per cent), 1 pint. Mix together, and macerate for 14 days, frequently agitating; then filter with expression.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Used in the diseases named under Cactus. The dose is from 1 to 10 drops, 3 times a day, in water; or, 2 fluid drachms may be added to 3 fluid ounces of water, of which the dose is a teaspoonful, 3 or 4 times a day.


King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.



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