Fldext. Tarax. [Fluidextract of Dandelion]
Related entries: Taraxacum
Extractum Taraxaci Liquidum, Br. 1898; Liquid Extract of Taraxacum; Fluidextract of Dandelion; Extrait liquide de Pissenlit, Fr.; Flüssiges Löwenzahnwurzelextrakt, G.
"Taraxacum, in No. 30 powder, one thousand grammes [or 35 ounces av., 120 grains], Prepare a Fluidextract by Type Process B, using a mixture of one hundred mils [or 3 fluidounces, 183 minims] of glycerin, five hundred mils [or 16 fluidounces, 435 minims] of alcohol and four hundred mils [or 13 fluidounces, 252 minims] of water as Menstruum I, and diluted alcohol as Menstruum II." U. S.
The activity depends more upon the proper selection of the root than upon anything else.
The addition of solution of sodium hydroxide to the menstruum in the U. S. P. VIII revision was dropped in the U. S. P. IX. The process of exhausting the drug is not difficult, and one of the best tests of this fluidextract is its bitter taste. It is a blackish, moderately thick liquid.
Dose, from one to three fluidrachms (3.75-11.25 mils).
Off. Prep.—Elixir Gentianae Glycerinatum, N. F.; Elixir Taraxaci Compositum, N. F.