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Trochisci Dioscoreae.—Troches of Dioscorea.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Dioscorea.—Wild Yam

Preparation.—Take of extract of dioscorea, 1 ounce; ginger, 1/2 ounce; oil of peppermint, 24 minims; sugar, 6 ounces; mucilage of tragacanth, a sufficient quantity. Mix the sugar, extract of dioscorea, and ginger thoroughly together, add the oil, and, with the mucilage, beat them into a proper mass for making 240 lozenges.

Action and Medical Uses.—These troches are useful in cases of colic, flatulency, borborygmi, and to cure as well as prevent a return of bilious colic. Each troche contains 2 grains of extract of dioscorea (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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