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Confectio Piperis. Br.

Botanical name:

Related entries: Black Pepper - Caraway

Electuarium Piperis; Electuaire de Poivre, Fr.; Pfefferlatwerge, G.

"Black pepper of commerce, in powder, 100 grammes; Caraway Fruit, in powder, 150 grammes; Purified Honey, 750 grammes. Mix." Br.

This preparation was intended as a substitute for Ward's Paste, which acquired some reputation in Great Britain as a remedy in piles and ulcers of the rectum. To be of service, it must be continued, according to Brodie, for two, three, or four months. Its stimulating properties render it inapplicable to cases attended with much inflammation.

Dose, from one to two drachms (3.9-7.7 Gm.), repeated two or three times a day.


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



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