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Vinum Pruni Virginianae (N. F.)—Wine of Wild Cherry.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Prunus Virginiana (U. S. P.)—Wild Cherry

Preparation.—"Wild cherry, in No. 40 powder, two hundred and fifty grammes (250 Gm.) [8 ozs. av., 358 grs.]; sugar, one hundred and sixty-five grammes (165 Gm.) [5 ozs. av., 359 grs.]; water, two hundred cubic centimeters (200 Cc.) [6 fl℥, 366♏]; alcohol, seventy-five cubic centimeters (75 Cc.) [2 fl℥, 257♏]; purified talcum (F. 395), fifteen grammes (15 Gm.) [231 grs.]; angelica wine, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Dissolve the sugar in the water. Moisten the wild cherry with a sufficient quantity of this solution, and allow it to macerate during 1 hour. Then transfer it to a percolator, pour upon it the remainder of the solution, and afterward enough angelica wine, until nine hundred cubic centimeters (900 Cc.) [30 fl℥, 208♏] of percolate are obtained. Add to this the alcohol, mix the purified talcum intimately with the liquid, then filter, returning the first portions of the filtrate until it runs through clear, and finally pass enough angelica wine through the filter to make the product measure one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Each fluid drachm represents 15 grains of wild cherry"—(Nat. Form.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Prunus). A good tonic and sedative. Dose, 1 to 4 fluid drachms.


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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