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Unguentum Eucalypti.—Ointment of Eucalyptus.

Botanical name:

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

Preparation.—"Take oil of eucalyptus, by weight, 1 ounce (av.); soft paraffin, hard paraffin, of each, 2 ounces (av.). Melt the hard and soft paraffins together add the oil, and stir until cold"—(Br. Pharm., 1885). The British Pharmacopoeia (1898) directs an ointment of half the above strength in oil of eucalyptus.

Action and Medical Uses.—(See Eucalyptus.) This ointment is used chiefly in skin diseases, and as an antiseptic and stimulant dressing for old ulcers.


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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