Fldext. Staphisag. [Fluidextract of Stavesacre]
Related entries: Staphisagria
Fluidextract of Stavesacre Seed; Extrait liquide des Semences de Staphisaigre, Fr.; Flüssiges Stephanskörnerextrakt, G,
"Staphisagria, in No. 20 powder, one thousand grammes [or 35 ounces av., 120 grains]. Prepare a Fluidextract by Type Process A, using alcohol as the menstruum. The oil which separates in the freshly prepared Fluidextract may be removed by chilling and filtering the cold Fluidextract through a filter moistened with alcohol." U. S.
This fluidextract was first made official in the U. S. P. VIII. Mixed with two or three parts of alcohol and ether, it is used as an external application to destroy lice.