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Tinctura Pruni Virginianae. Br. Tincture of Wild Cherry.

Botanical name:

Related entries: Wild Cherry

Tincture of Virginian Prune; Teinture (alcoole) d'Ecorce de Cerisier, Fr.; Wildkirschenrindentinktur, G.

"Wild Cherry Bark, in No. 20 powder, 200 grammes; Alcohol (90 per cent.), 565 millilitres; Distilled Water, 365 millilitres; Glycerin, 100 millilitres. Mix the powder with the Distilled Water; set aside in a closed vessel for twenty-four hours; add the Alcohol, and complete the maceration process; add the Glycerin to the product." Br.

This was a new official tincture of the Br. Pharm., 1898; its utility is doubtful. The English name has been changed from Virginian Prune to Wild Cherry in the Br. Pharm., 1914. The use of the glycerin serves to retard precipitation.

Dose, from 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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