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Decoctum Sappan. Br. Decoction of Sappan.

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"Sappan, in chips, 50 grammes; Cinnamon Bark, bruised, 10 grammes; Distilled Water, sufficient to produce 1000 millilitres. Boil the Sappan with twelve hundred millilitres of Distilled Water, in a suitable vessel, for ten minutes, adding the Cinnamon Bark towards the end of the time; strain; if necessary pour sufficient Distilled Water over the contents of the strainer to produce the required volume." Br.

This decoction was transferred from the British Addendum (1900) to the British Pharm. (1914). It is used like logwood decoction in India as an astringent in diarrhea in doses of four fluidrachms to two fluidounces (15-60 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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