Lotio Sassafras.—Sassafras Lotion.
Related entry: Sassafras (U. S. P.)—Sassafras
Preparation.—Take of pith of sassafras, 1 drachm; rose water, 1 pint. Mix. Let them stand for 4 hours, and filter (Beach's Amer. Prac.). Distilled water may he substituted for the rose water, and the preparation may be made more speedily by boiling the mixture for a few minutes.
Action and Medical Uses.—This is an extemporaneous preparation, and is principally used in acute ophthalmia. A similar preparation of marshmallow root, elm bark, or buckhorn brake, will be found equally available.