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Tinctura Chiratae. Br. Tincture of Chiretta.

Botanical name:

Related entries: Chirata

Tincture of Chirata; Teinture (alcoole) de Chirette, Fr.; Chirettatinktur, G.

"Chiretta, in No. 40 powder, 100 grammes; Alcohol (60 per cent.) sufficient to produce 1000 millilitres. Moisten the powder with one hundred millilitres of the Alcohol, and complete the percolation process." Br.

This tincture is used as a bitter tonic; Although no longer recognized by the U. S. P., it is still prescribed in this country. The tincture of the U. S. 1890 was of twenty per cent. strength.

Dose, from one to two fluidrachms (3.75-7.5 mils), three or four 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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