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

Botanical name:

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

Preparation.—"Tincture of citro-chloride of iron (F. 407), eighty-five cubic centimeters (85 Cc.) [2 fl℥, 420♏]; wine of wild cherry (F. 452), enough to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix the tincture with enough wine of wild cherry to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Each fluid drachm represents 5 minims of tincture of citro-chloride of iron and 13 3/4 grains of wild cherry"—(Nat. Form.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This preparation combines the tonic properties of the iron with the sedative and tonic virtues of wild cherry. The dose may range from 1 to 2 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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