Linimentum Camphorae (U. S. P.)—Camphor Liniment.
Related entry: Camphora (U. S. P.)—Camphor
SYNONYMS: Linimentum camphoratum, Camphorated oil.
Preparation.—"Camphor, in coarse powder, two hundred grammes (200 Gm.) [7 ozs. av., 24 grs.]; cotton seed oil, eight hundred grammes (800 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 12 ozs., 96 grs.]; to make one thousand grammes (1000 Gm.) [2 lbs. av., 3 ozs.) 120 grs.]. Introduce the camphor and the cotton seed oil into a suitable flask, and apply a gentle heat, by means of a water-bath, loosely stoppering the flask during the operation. Agitate from time to time, until the camphor is dissolved"—(U. S. P.).
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms a stimulant and anodyne application in contusions, sprains, bedsores, rheumatic, neuralgic, and other pains. In glandular enlargements it is used as a resolvent, being particularly employed in the forming stage of mastitis, both as a resolvent and to assist in checking the secretion of milk. For the latter purpose, it should be applied as warm as can be borne.