Extractum Stillingiae.—Extract of Stillingia.
SYNONYM: Extract of queen's-root.
Preparation.—Exhaust the recent root of stillingia, cut into small pieces, with alcohol, water, each, a sufficient quantity, proceeding in the manner explained for the preparation of Alcoholic Extracts, on page 758.
Medical Uses and Dosage.—(See Stillingia). In large doses the extract of stillingia is emetic and cathartic, for which actions it is but little employed in medicine, on account of the nausea, prostration, and burning sensation at the stomach caused by it. In small doses it is a valuable alterative, peculiar to American practice, and may be efficiently used in all diseases requiring alterative remedies. It is usually given in combination with other alteratives, the virtues of which it appears to increase. The compound syrup of stillingia is now more generally used in practice, but this extract will be found useful in cases where pills are preferred to fluid preparations. The dose is 1, 2, or 3 grains, 3 times a day.