The self-dried juice of Pterocarpus Marsupium, Roxburgh (Nat. Ord. Leguminosae). A tree of the mountains of the Malabar coast of Hindustan. Dose, 10 to 30 grains.
Common Names: Kino, Gum Kino. Synonym: Resina Kino.
Principal Constituents.—Kinotannic acid (75 per cent), kinoin, Pyrocatechin, kino-red, and gum.
Preparation.—Tinctura Kino, Tincture of Kino. Dose, 1 to 2 fluidrachms.
Action and Therapy.—External. Sometimes used as an astringent wash in soreness and relaxation of the uvula and the pharynx, and as an injection in leucorrhea and gonorrhea also as a stimulating application to indolent ulcers.
Internal. A good astringent for pyrosis and chronic serous diarrhoea and that occurring in opium habitues, and in the diarrhoea of phthisis.