Tinctura Caulophylli Composita.—Compound Tincture of Caulophyllum.
Related entry: Caulophyllum (U. S. P.)—Caulophyllum
SYNONYM: Compound tincture of blue cohosh.
Preparation.—Take of blue cohosh root, in fine powder, 2 ounces; ergot, water-pepper, in fine powder, each, 1 ounce; oil of savin, ½ fluid ounce; alcohol, 1 ½ pints, or a sufficient quantity. Add the the alcohol, and form into tincture by maceration or percolation; adding, lastly, the oil of savin, the whole making 1 ½ pints of tincture.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This forms an emmenagogue tincture, very useful in amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, and other uterine affections. The dose is from 15 drops to 1 fluid drachm, 2 or 3 times a day.