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Spiritus Armoraciae Compositus. Br. Compound Spirit of Horseradish.

Related entry: Horseradish

Esprit (alcoolat) de Raifort composee, Alcoolat antiscorbutique, Fr.; Zusammengesetzter Meerrettiggeist, G.

"Horseradish Root, scraped, 125 grammes; Dried Bitter-Orange Peel, bruised, 125 grammes; Nutmeg, bruised, 3 grammes; Alcohol (90 per cent.), 625 millilitres; Distilled Water, 750 millilitres. Macerate the Horseradish Root in the Distilled Water for one hour, add the other ingredients, and distil one thousand millilitres. Specific gravity 0.917 to 0.927." Br.

This may be used advantageously as an addition to diuretic remedies, in dropsy attended with debility, especially in the case of drunkards.

Dose, from one to four fluidrachms (3.75-15 mils).


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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