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Pulvis Amygdalae Compositus (N. F.)—Compound Powder of Almond.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Amygdala.—Almond

Preparation.—"Sweet almond, sixty grammes (60 Gm.) [2 ozs. av., 51 grs.]; sugar, in fine powder, thirty grammes (30 Gm.) [1 oz. av., 25 grs.]; acacia, in fine powder, ten grammes (10 Gm.) [154 grs.]. Blanch the sweet almond, then dry them thoroughly with a soft cloth, and rub them lightly in a mortar, until they form a mass of smooth consistence. Mix the acacia and sugar, add them to the mass previously prepared, and rub the whole to a coarse powder, which is to be preserved in a lightly-covered jar. Note.—If 820 grains of this preparation be thoroughly triturated with 17 fluid ounces of water, gradually added, and the mixture finally strained, the product will be about 16 fluid ounces of Mistura Amygdalae (U. S. P.)"—(Nat. Form.).

Uses.—To prepare almond mixtures. For almond mixture use 2 1/2 ounces (av.) to 1 pint of water.


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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