Syrupus Ceanothi Compositus.—Compound Syrup of Red-Root.

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Related entry: Ceanothus.—Red-Root

Preparation.—Take of the tops and leaves of Ceanothus americanus, of the bark of the root of Ceanothus americanus, and herb of Lactuca elongata, each, 16 troy ounces; root of Cimicifuga racemosa, 4 troy ounces; root of Asclepias tuberosa and Asarum canadense, each, 2 troy ounces; lobelia herb, and root of Sanguinaria canadensis, each, 1 troy ounce. Proceed as with Compound Syrup of Aralia, making 2 gallons of the finished syrup. This preparation is an improvement on the formula of its introducer, Dr. James Cooper.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This syrup has been found very valuable in coughs, pulmonary and hepatic affections. The dose is from 1 fluid drachm to ½ fluid ounce, 3 or 4 times a day. In smaller doses, frequently repeated, it forms an excellent expectorant.

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