Vinum Fraxini Americanae (N. F.)—Wine of White Ash.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: Fraxinus.—Ash

Preparation.—"Fraxinus (bark), in No. 40, powder, five hundred grammes (500 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 1 oz., 279 grs.]; stronger white wine (F. 440), a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Moisten the powdered fraxinus with one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of stronger white wine, macerate it during 3 days in a well-covered vessel; then pack it in a percolator, and gradually pour on stronger white wine until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of percolate are obtained. Keep the product in well-stoppered bottles, which should be completely filled and stored in a cool place. Each fluid drachm represents 30 grains of fraxinus (bark). Note.—Fraxinus bark is the inner bark of the trunk or root of Fraxinus Americana, Linné (white ash)"—(Nat. Form.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Fraxinus.) Dose, 1 to 2 fluid drachms.

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