Tinctura Matico (U. S. P.)—Tincture of Matico.
Related entry: Matico (U. S. P.)—Matico
Preparation.—"Matico, in No. 40 powder, one hundred grammes (100 Gm.) [3 ozs. av., 231 grs.]; diluted alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Moisten the matico with one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏] of diluted alcohol, and macerate for 24 hours; then pack it firmly in a cylindrical percolator, and gradually pour diluted alcohol upon it, until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of tincture are obtained"—(U. S. P.). This tincture has a green-brown color. When prepared with strong alcohol (which is the better menstruum), it has a brown-green hue.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Matico.) Dose, ½ to 2 fluid drachms.