Mistura Sanguinariae Composita.—Compound Mixture of Bloodroot.
Related entry: Sanguinaria (U. S. P.)—Sanguinaria
SYNONYM: Cough drops.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This is a very efficient preparation in severe coughs from colds, catarrhal, or bronchial irritations. The dose is from ½ to 1 fluid drachm whenever the fit of coughing is severe. I have used it for many years in practice, with much benefit. A very pleasant preparation for cough is composed of oil of anise, oil of sweet almonds, tincture of balsam of tolu, Canada balsam, Madeira wine, each, 1 ounce. Mix (Beach's Amer. Prac.). The dose is from 10 to 20 drops, 3 or 4 times a day, in a little elm or flaxseed infusion. It assists expectoration, and affords great relief in tickling coughs (J. King).