Pilulae Baptisiae Compositae.—Compound Pills of Wild Indigo.

Related entry: Baptisia.—Wild Indigo

Preparation.—Take of extract of leptandra, 4 grains; resin of podophyllum, 8 grains; sanguinarine, 1 grain; alcoholic extract of wild indigo root, a sufficient quantity to form a pill mass. Mix thoroughly together, and divide into 16 pills.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These pills are cholagogue, laxative, and antiseptic; they were formerly considered especially useful in typhoid fevers, and in all typhoid conditions, where it was required to keep the bowels regular. The dose is 1 pill, to be repeated every 2, 3, or 4 hours until a mild operation is produced; to be given daily, or every other day (J. King).

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