Extractum Scutellariae.—Extract of Scutellaria.

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Related entry: Scutellaria (U. S. P.)—Scutellaria - Fluid Extract of Scutellaria.

SYNONYM: Extract of scullcap.

Preparation.—Exhaust the recent dried herb, scullcap, in powder, with diluted alcohol, a sufficient quantity, proceeding in the manner explained for the preparation of Alcoholic Extracts, on page 758.

Medical Uses and Dosage.—(See Scutellaria). Extract of scullcap is tonic, nervine, and antispasmodic. It has been used with advantage in cases of nervous excitability, chorea, wakefulness, and restlessness; it may be used alone or in combination with the alcoholic extracts of cimicifuga, cypripedium, or asclepias. The dose is from 1 to 5 grains, 3 or 4 times a day.

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