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Decoctum Ulmi.—Decoction of Elm-Bark.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Ulmus (U. S. P.)—Elm

Preparation.—Take 2 1/2 ounces (av.) of small pieces of elm-bark and boil in 1 pint of distilled water, for 10 minutes, in a suitable covered vessel; strain, and pour upon the residue in the strainer sufficient distilled water to make the finished decoction measure 1 pint. This is in accordance with the British Pharmacopoeia, of 1867.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—A mucilaginous, astringent, and bitter decoction. (For uses see Ulmus). Dose, from 2 to 4 fluid ounces. Mucilage of slippery elm is preferable.


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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