Infusum Sennae.—Infusion of Senna.

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Related entry: Senna (U. S. P.)—Senna - Infusum Sennae Compositum (U. S. P.)—Compound Infusion of Senna.

Preparation.—Infuse, in a closed vessel for 30 minutes, 1 ounce (av.) of senna and 28 grains of sliced ginger in 10 fluid ounces (Imp.) of boiling distilled water. Strain—(Br. Pharm.). The U. S. P., 1870, directed senna, 1 troy ounce; bruised coriander, 60 grains; boiling water, 1 pint. Macerate 1 hour. Strain. Infusion of senna, when exposed to the atmosphere, precipitates a yellow deposit, which is said to increase its tendency to gripe.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Senna.) Dose, 1 to 4 fluid ounces.

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