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Tinctura Lobeliae. U. S. Tincture of Lobelia. Tr. Lobel. [Lobeliae Tinctura P. I.]

Botanical name:

Related entries: Lobelia

Teinture (alcoole) de Lobelie enflee, Fr. Cod.; Tinctura Lobeliae, P. G.; Lobelientinktur, G.; Tintura di lobelia, It.; Tintura alcoholica de lobelia, Sp.

"Lobelia, in No. 50 powder, one hundred grammes [or 3 ounces av., 231 grains], to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluidounces, 6 1/2 fluidrachms] .Prepare a Tincture by Type Process P, using diluted alcohol as the menstruum." U. S,

The strength of this tincture is the same as that of the U. S. P. VIII, which is one-half that of the U. S. 1890. For method of assay, see C. D., 1893, 454; also P. J., 1895, 141. It possesses the emetic and narcotic properties of lobelia, and is much used in asthma. A saturated tincture is strongly recommended by A. Livezey as a local application in erysipelas, and in the eczematous eruption of Rhus poisoning. (B. M, S. J., lv, 262.)

Dose, as an expectorant, fifteen to thirty minims (0.9-1.8 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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