Mucilago Salep (N. F.)—Mucilage of Salep.
Related entry: Salep.—Salep
Preparation.—"Salep, in fine powder, ten grammes (10 Gm.) [154 grs.]; cold water, one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏]; boiling water, nine hundred cubic centimeters (900 Cc.) [30 fl℥, 208♏]. Place the powdered salep into a flask containing the cold water , and shake until the powder is divided. Then add the boiling water, and shake the mixture continuously until it has cooled to 25° C. (77° F.), or below this temperature. The cooling may be hastened by frequent and brief immersion of the flask in cold water. Mucilage of salep should be freshly made, when wanted for use. Note.—If sugar or syrup is prescribed in the same mixture with mucilage of salep, it is preferable to triturate the required quantity of powdered salep with either of the former, as the case may be, and then to add rapidly the proportionate amount of boiling water."—(Nat. Form.).
Action and Medical Uses.—(See Salep.)