Tinctura Cardamomi Composita (U. S. P.)—Compound Tincture of Cardamom.
Preparation.—"Cardamom, twenty grammes (20 Gm.) [309 grs.]; cassia cinnamon, twenty grammes (20 Gm.) [309 grs.]; caraway, ten grammes (10 Gm.) [154 grs.]; cochineal, five grammes (5 Gm.) [77 grs.]; glycerin, fifty cubic centimeters (50 Cc.) [1 fl℥, 332♏]; diluted alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix the cardamom, cinnamon, caraway, and cochineal, and reduce them to a moderately coarse (No. 40) powder. Having moistened the powder with twenty-five cubic centimeters (25 Cc.) [406♏] of diluted alcohol, pack it firmly in a cylindrical percolator, and gradually pour diluted alcohol upon it, until nine hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (950 Cc.]. [32 fl℥, 59♏] of tincture are obtained; then add the glycerin, and mix them"—(U. S. P.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This is a very pleasant aromatic tincture, and is used for the same purpose as the tincture of cardamom, and in the same doses.