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Pilulae Cimicifugae Compositae.—Compound Pills of Black Cohosh.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Cimicifuga (U. S. P.)—Cimicifuga

Preparation.—Take of the alcoholic extracts of black cohosh and scutellaria, each, 1 drachm; valerianate of quinine, 1/2 drachm. Mix thoroughly together, form into a pill mass, and divide into 60 pills.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills will be found very useful in chorea and other derangements of the nervous system, also in fevers or other diseases, attended with much restlessness or wakefulness, and in several uterine affections. The dose is 1 pill every 1, 2, or 3 hours, daily, according to the urgency of the symptoms (J. King).


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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