Infusum Cusso.—Infusion of Kousso.
Related entry: Cusso (U. S. P.)—Kousso
SYNONYMS: Infusum brayerae (U. S. P., 1880), Infusion of brayera.
Preparation.—Infuse, in a closed vessel for 15 minutes, ½ ounce of coarsely powdered kousso in 8 fluid ounces (Imp.) of boiling distilled water. Do not strain. This accords with the Br. Pharm.
The U. S. P., 1870, directed brayera, No. 20 powder, 6 parts; boiling water, 100 parts. The National Formulary directs as follows:
INFUSUM BRAYERAE (N. F.) (U. S. P., 1880), Infusion of brayera.—Formulary number, 191: "Brayera, in No. 20 powder, sixty grammes (60 Gm.) [2 ozs. av., 51 grs.]; boiling water, one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 391♏]. Pour the boiling water upon the brayera, and let it macerate in a covered vessel until cool. The infusion should be dispensed without straining"—(Nat. Form.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—As a vermifuge, this infusion should be taken fasting, one-half the quantity being given an hour before the second portion, the flowers being swallowed with the infusion. This is the original Abyssinian method of administering cusso.