Infusum Geranii Compositum.—Compound Infusion of Cranesbill.
Related entry: Geranium (U. S. P.)—Geranium
Preparation.—Take of cranesbill, witch-hazel, black cohosh, and golden seal, each, coarsely bruised, ½ ounce; boiling water, 2 pints. Mix the articles together and digest with a gentle heat, in a closed vessel, for 2 hours; remove from the fire and strain. If required, alum, 1 drachm, may be added.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This forms an efficient astringent wash in aphthous and other diseases of the mouth and throat, when unaccompanied with inflammation; and is also useful as an injection in leucorrhoea, prolapsus ani, and prolapsus uteri. Without the alum, this infusion may be administered internally in doses of from 1 fluid drachm to ½ fluid ounce, repeated 3 or 4 times a day, and will prove efficient in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery, in passive hemorrhages, in hemorrhoids, and in debilitated conditions of the venous system (J. King).