Tinctura Cardamomi (U. S. P.)—Tincture of Cardamom.
(Modern shorthand: 1:10 41 %)
Preparation.—"Cardamom, in No. 30 powder, one hundred grammes (100 Gm.) [3 ozs. av., 231 grs.]; diluted alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Moisten the powder with one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏] of diluted alcohol, and macerate for 24 hours; then pack it firmly in a cylindrical percolator, and gradually pour diluted alcohol upon it, until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of tincture are obtained"—(U. S. P.). This tincture has the characteristic taste and odor of cardamom, and is of a brownish-yellow color.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This tincture is aromatic and carminative, and is useful in mild colic, flatulency, nausea, gastric debility, etc. It is also advantageously added as a pleasant aromatic to several mixtures, tinctures, infusions, etc. The dose is 1 or 2 fluid drachms.