Syrupus Cinnamomi (N. F.)—Syrup of Cinnamon.

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Related entry: Cinnamomum.—Cinnamon

Preparation.—"Cinnamon (cassia), in moderately coarse powder, one hundred grammes (100 Gm.) [3 ozs. av., 231 grs.]; alcohol, fifty cubic centimeters (50 Cc.) [1 fl℥, 332♏]; sugar, seven hundred grammes (700 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 8 ozs., 303 grs.]; cinnamon water (U. S. P.), a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥ 391♏]. Mix the alcohol with four hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (450 Cc.) [15 fl℥, 104♏] of cinnamon water, moisten the cinnamon with a sufficient quantity of this menstruum and allow it to macerate for about 2 hours. Then transfer it to a small percolator, and percolate in the usual manner, using first the remainder of the menstruum above directed, and afterward cinnamon water. Collect the first five hundred cubic centimeters (500 Cc.) [16 fl℥, 435♏] of the percolate separately, and dissolve in it the sugar. Then collect an additional quantity of percolate, and add it to the syrup, so as to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Note.—This preparation is practically identical with that official in the German Pharmacopoeia"—(Nat. Form.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This syrup is a warm aromatic stomachic, carminative, and astringent. It is chiefly used as an adjuvant to other less pleasant medicines, especially in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, hemorrhages, and where astringents are indicated. It may be given in doses of 1 or 2 fluid drachms.

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