Extractum Dulcamarae.—Extract of Dulcamara.

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Related entry: Dulcamara (U. S. P.)—Dulcamara - Extractum Dulcamarae Fluidum (U. S. P.)—Fluid Extract of Dulcamara

SYNONYM: Extract of bittersweet.

Preparation.—Exhaust the bark of the root and twigs of bittersweet, coarsely powdered, with alcohol, water, each, a sufficient quantity, proceeding in the same manner as explained for the preparation of Alcoholic Extracts, on page 758.

Medical Uses and Dosage.—The extract of bittersweet possesses the active properties of the plant, and may be beneficially employed in scrofula, syphilis, cutaneous diseases, and wherever the plant is indicated. The dose is from 2 to 10 or 20 grains, 3 times a day.

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