Extractum Malti Compositum.—Compound Extract of Malt.
SYNONYM: Extract of malt and hops.
Preparation.—To 1 part of fresh hops, ground, add 9 parts of malt (1 in 10), and make an extract in the same manner as directed for the simple extract of malt. The odor of the hops is not observed in this preparation owing to the subsequent evaporation, but the bitter taste remains quite distinct. There are many mixtures at present upon the market that contain a greater or lesser amount of extract of malt, but it is not in accordance with our purpose to describe them.
Medical Uses and Dosage.—This preparation differs from the preceding only in the presence of hops, which may impart to it a slight hypnotic influence. It may be used in the same cases, and in the same doses, as named for the extract of malt.