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Decoctum Gossypii Radicis Corticis. Br. Decoction of Cotton Root Bark.

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"Cotton Root Bark, bruised, 200 grammes; Distilled Water sufficient to produce 1000 millilitres. Boil the Cotton Root Bark with two thousand millilitres of the Distilled Water, in a suitable vessel, until the volume is reduced to one thousand millilitres; 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 (1800) to the British Pharm. (1914). It is used as an emmenagogue and in uterine hemorrhage. Dose, from 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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