Tinctura Cimicifugae Composita.—Compound Tincture of Cimicifuga.

Related entry: Cimicifuga (U. S. P.)—Cimicifuga
SYNONYM: Compound tincture of black cohosh.

Preparation.—Take of the tincture of black cohosh, 4 fluid ounces; tincture of bloodroot, 2 fluid ounces; tincture of poke-root, 1 fluid ounce. Mix together.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This is a valuable alterative and expectorant, and appears to exert a specific influence on the lungs, rendering the breathing easy, diminishing the frequency of the pulse, and the general excitability of the system. It is used in pulmonary affections, hemoptysis, hepatic diseases, dyspepsia, laryngitis, etc. The dose is from 10 drops to 1 fluid drachm, every 2 or 3 hours, according to the indications. A very slight degree of nausea produced and maintained by it, will be found to result in the most decided benefit (J. King).

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