Spiritus Myristicae (U. S. P.)—Spirit of Nutmeg.

Related entries: Oleum Myristicae (U. S. P.)—Oil of Nutmeg

SYNONYM: Essence of nutmeg.

Preparation.—"Oil of nutmeg, fifty cubic centimeters (50 Cc.) [1 fl℥, 332♏︎]; alcohol, nine hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (950 Cc.) [32 fl℥, 59♏︎]; to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏︎]. Mix them"—(U. S. P.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This spirit is employed occasionally for flavoring purposes. Dose, from ½ to 1 fluid drachm.

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