Spiritus Cinnamomi (U. S. P.)—Spirit of Cinnamon.
Related entry: Oleum Cinnamomi (U. S. P.)—Oil of Cinnamon
SYNONYMS: Tinctura olei cinnamomi, Tincture of oil of cinnamon, Essence of cinnamon.
Preparation.—"Oil of cinnamon, one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏]; alcohol, nine hundred cubic centimeters (900 Cc.) [30 fl℥, 208♏]; to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix them"—(U. S. P.)
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This tincture possesses the stimulant and aromatic properties of cinnamon, and may be beneficially employed in menorrhagia and uterine hemorrhage, for which a teaspoonful may be taken in a wineglass of sweetened water, every 5, 10, or 30 minutes, according to the urgency of the symptoms.