Syrupus Lobeliae.—Syrup of Lobelia.

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

Preparation.—Take of vinegar of lobelia, 1 pint; sugar, 2 pounds. Dissolve with the aid of a gentle heat, and strain while hot.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This forms a pleasant expectorant syrup, and although the volatile properties of lobelia are dissipated by heat, this syrup will be found sufficiently active for practical purposes; the long-continued digestion removes the peculiar, disagreeable taste of the lobelia. It will be found very useful in infantile catarrh, pertussis, croup, pectoral diseases, to produce emesis, and to bring the system under the relaxing influence of lobelia. The dose is from 1 fluid drachm to ½ fluid ounce (N. T. Isgrigg, M. D.).

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