Cambogia Indica, I.C.A. Indian Gamboge.

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Related entry: Garcinia hanburyi

Indian gamboge is the gum-resin obtained from Garcinia Morella, Desrouss. (N.O. Guttiferae), a tree growing in India. It occurs in pieces of irregular shape, and should answer to all the important characters and tests for cambogia. It should be free from pieces of wood, leaves, and similar impurities.

Action and Uses.—Indian gamboge has a similar action to that of gamboge, and it is used as an equivalent of gamboge in India and the Eastern Colonies.

Dose.—3 to 12 centigrams (½ to 2 grains).

The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.