Extractum Pareirae.—Extract of Pareira.
Related entry: Pareira (U. S. P.)—Pareira - Fluid Extract of Pareira.
Preparation.—"Take of pareira root, in No. 40 powder 1 pound (av.), boiling distilled water, a sufficiency. Digest the pareira root with a pint of the water for 24 hours, then pack in a percolator, and, adding more of the water, allow the liquor slowly to pass until about a gallon has been collected, or the pareira is exhausted. Evaporate the liquor by a water-bath until the extract has acquired a suitable consistence for pills"—(Br. Ph.).
Medical Uses and Dosage.—(See Pareira). A diluted alcoholic menstruum will, in our opinion, make a better preparation, and one freer from inert matter. Dose, 10 to 30 grains.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.