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Unguentum Capsici. Br. Capsicum Ointment.

Botanical name:

Pommade de Piment das Jardins, Fr.; Spanisch-Pfeffersalbe, G.

"Capsicum Fruit, bruised, 25 grammes; Hard Paraffin, 10 grammes; Soft Paraffin, 75 grammes; Prepared Lard, 10 grammes. Digest on a water-bath for one hour, stirring occasionally; strain; stir until cold. In India, Prepared Suet (Sevum Praeparatum) should be employed instead of Prepared Lard in making this Ointment." Br.

This is an active counter-irritant which may be used in the place of liquid liniments in sprains, bruises, rheumatism, and other inflammations.


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



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