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Spiritus Ammoniae Aromaticus.

Preparation.—Rx. Hydrochlorate of Ammonia ℥vj., Carbonate of Potash ℥x., Cinnamon bruised, Cloves bruised, aa, ℨijss; Lemon-peel ℥v., Rectified Spirit, Water, aa, Oiv; mix them and let six pints distill.

Dose.—From one-half to one drachm in water.

Aromatic spirit of Ammonia may be exhibited to fulfill the same indications as the simple spirit just named: on account of its more agreeable taste and smell, it is usually preferred to that preparation. It is administered in sick-headache when there is a languid state of the stomach, as a gastric stimulant; and is frequently used for the same purpose in nervous debility, hysteria, flatulent colic, and languid states of the system.


The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.



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