Vinum Aromaticum.—Aromatic Wine.
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Preparation.—Take of lavender, origanum, peppermint, rosemary, sage, wormwood, of each, 1 part; stronger white wine, a sufficient quantity to make 100 parts. "Mix the solid ingredients, and reduce them to a coarse (No. 20) powder. Moisten the powder with 4 parts of stronger white wine, pack it moderately in a conical glass percolator, and gradually pour enough stronger white wine upon it to make the filtered liquid weigh 100 parts"—(U. S. P., 1880).
Action and Medical Uses.—This preparation was one of a class of vulneraries once in vogue as applications to wounds, ulcers, chancres, etc. It has been dismissed from the Pharmacopoeia.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.