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Tinctura Quassiae. U. S. Br. Tincture of Quassia. Tr. Quass.

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Teinture (alcoole) de Quassie Amere, Fr.; Quassiatinktur, G.

"Quassia, in No. 50 powder, two hundred grammes [or 7 ounces av., 24 grains], to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluidounces, 6 1/2 fluidrachms] Prepare a Tincture by Type Process P, using a mixture of one volume of alcohol and two volumes of water as the menstruum." U. S.

"Quassia Wood, rasped, 100 grammes; Alcohol (45 per cent.), 1000 millilitres. Prepare by the maceration process." Br.

The strength of this tincture was doubled in the U. S. P. VIII and is twice that of the present British tincture. It may be employed as an addition to tonic infusions or mixtures. It has the advantage that, being free from tannin, it may be given in conjunction with salts of iron.

Dose, one-half to one fluidrachm (1.8-3.75 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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