Tinctura Hydrastis Composita.—Compound Tincture of Hydrastis.

Related entry: Hydrastis (U. S. P.)—Hydrastis

SYNONYM: Compound tincture of golden seal.

Preparation.—Take of golden seal root, lobelia seed, each, in moderately fine powder, 2 ounces; diluted alcohol, 1 pint, or a sufficient quantity. Form into a tincture by maceration or percolation, and make 1 pint of tincture. Or, it may be made by adding together equal parts of the tinctures of golden seal and lobelia.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See uses of Lobelia and Hydrastis.) This is a valuable application to diseased mucous surfaces. It is highly recommended in chronic catarrh, to be snuffed up into the nostrils, or applied by means of a camel's-hair pencil. It is also useful, when diluted with water, in chronic ophthalmic diseases (J. King).

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