Linimentum Camphorae (U. S. P.)—Camphor Liniment.
Related entry: Camphora (U. S. P.)—Camphor
SYNONYMS: Linimentum camphoratum, Camphorated oil.
Preparation.—"Camphor, in coarse powder, two hundred grammes (200 Gm.) [7 ozs. av., 24 grs.]; cotton seed oil, eight hundred grammes (800 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 12 ozs., 96 grs.]; to make one thousand grammes (1000 Gm.) [2 lbs. av., 3 ozs.) 120 grs.]. Introduce the camphor and the cotton seed oil into a suitable flask, and apply a gentle heat, by means of a water-bath, loosely stoppering the flask during the operation. Agitate from time to time, until the camphor is dissolved"—(U. S. P.).
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms a stimulant and anodyne application in contusions, sprains, bedsores, rheumatic, neuralgic, and other pains. In glandular enlargements it is used as a resolvent, being particularly employed in the forming stage of mastitis, both as a resolvent and to assist in checking the secretion of milk. For the latter purpose, it should be applied as warm as can be borne.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.