Pulvis Carbonis Ligni Compositus.—Compound Powder of Charcoal.

Related entry: Carbo Ligni (U. S. P.)—Charcoal

Preparation.—Take of charcoal, 2 ounces; rhubarb, in powder, 1 ounce; bicarbonate of sodium, ½ ounce. Mix together.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This preparation is very beneficial in dyspepsia, attended with acidity of the stomach, loss of appetite, constipation, or diarrhoea, and distress of the stomach after eating. It will prove useful in all derangements of the digestive functions where acidity of the stomach is present. The dose is a teaspoonful in water or Indian-meal gruel, 3 or 4 times a day. If cream of tartar, 1 ounce, be substituted for the bicarbonate of sodium, it will form an excellent laxative powder for piles (J. King).

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