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Unguentum Stramonii. U. S. Stramonium Ointment. Ung. Stramon.

Botanical name:

Pommade de Stramoine, Fr.; Stechapfelsalbe, G.

"Pilular Extract of Stramonium, ten grammes [or 154 grains]; Diluted Alcohol, five mils [or 81 minims]; Hydrous Wool Fat, twenty grammes [or 308.6 grains]; Benzoinated Lard, sixty-five grammes [or 2 ounces av., 128 grains], to make about one hundred grammes [or 3 ounces av., 231 grains]. Triturate the extract with the diluted alcohol until a smooth mixture is obtained; with this incorporate the hydrous wool fat, then add the benzoinated lard, and mix thoroughly." U. S.

This is a more certain preparation than that of the former editions of the U. S. Pharmacopoeia, which was made by boiling the fresh leaves in lard. The color of the ointment of the U. S. P. IX is different from that of the earlier Pharmacopoeias, the greenish tint being due to the use of official extract of stramonium which is now made from the leaves instead of the seeds. For remarks by A. P. Sharp of Baltimore, on the preparation of this ointment, see A. J. P. (xxvii, 391). A useful anodyne application in irritable ulcers, painful hemorrhoids, and bruises.


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



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