Mistura Spiritus Vini Gallici.—Mixture of French Brandy.
Related entry: Spiritus Vini Gallici (U. S. P.)—Brandy
SYNONYM: Brandy mixture.
Preparation.—Take of brandy, cinnamon water, each, 4 fluid ounces; the yolks of two eggs; refined sugar, ½ ounce; oil of cinnamon, 2 minims. Mix—(Lond.). This is identical with the present formula of the British Pharmacopoeia (1898), excepting that the latter does not add the 2 minims of cinnamon oil.
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms a nutritive and stimulating preparation, especially adapted to the stage of prostration in low forms of fever, and in cases of much debility from various other causes.