Extractum Aletridis Fluidum (N. F.)—Fluid Extract of Aletris.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: Aletris.—Aletris

Preparation.Formulary number, 137: "From the rhizome of Aletris farinosa, Linné (Stargrass). Process A (see F. 135). No. 60 powder. Menstruum: Diluted alcohol"—(Nat. Form.).

In our opinion this fluid extract should be made with official alcohol. Aletris depends altogether for its therapeutical value on resinous bodies. It is a favorite Eclectic remedy and usage establishes that water added to the menstruum injures the product about in proportion to the water present.

Medical Uses and Dosage.—(See Aletris). Dose, 1 to 60 minims.

King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.