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Spiritus Cardamomi Compositus (N. F.)—Compound Spirit of Cardamom.

Related entry: Cardamomum (U. S. P.)—Cardamom

Preparation.—"Oil of cardamom, two cubic centimeters (2 Cc.) [33♏]; oil of caraway, three-fourths cubic centimeter (0.75 Cc.) [12♏]; oil of cinnamon, cassia, one-half cubic centimeter (0.50 Cc.) [8♏]; alcohol, five hundred cubic centimeters (500 Cc.) [16 fl℥, 435♏]; glycerin, sixty-five cubic centimeters (65 Cc.) [2 fl℥, 95♏]; water, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Dissolve the oils in the alcohol, add the glycerin, and lastly, enough water to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Note.—This preparation is intended as a flavoring ingredient, being equivalent to the official Tinctura Cardamomi Composita, without the coloring matter"—(Nat. Form.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This spirit is carminative and is chiefly employed in flavoring mixtures. Dose, 1 fluid drachm, diluted.


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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