Syrupus Stillingiae Compositus.—Compound Syrup of Queen's Root.
Preparation.—Take of queen's root, and root of turkey corn, each, 32 troy ounces; blue flag root, elder flowers, and pipsissewa leaves, each, 16 troy ounces; coriander and prickly ash berries, each, 8 troy ounces. Prepare a syrup after the manner of making Compound Syrup of Aralia, using the same menstruum and the same proportion of sugar. Make 32 pints of syrup. This syrup is the old Eclectic preparation that gave the reputation to this compound and served as a basis for the present formula in the U. S. P.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This is a most powerful and effective alterative, and is extensively used by many practitioners in syphilitic, scrofulous, osseous, mercurial, hepatic, and glandular diseases, or in cases where an alterative is indicated. It is most commonly given with an ounce of iodide of potassium added to each pint of the syrup. The dose is 1 fluid drachm, 3 or 4 times a day, in ½ gill of water; but where the iodide is omitted, the dose is from 1 fluid drachm to 1 fluid ounce, 3 or 4 times a day, also in water.
Related Preparation.—SYRUPUS STILLINGIAE COMPOSITUS (N. F.), Compound syrup of stillingia. "Compound fluid extract of stillingia (F. 176), two hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (250 Cc.) [8 fl℥, 218♏]; purified talcum (F. 395), fifteen grammes (15 Gm.) [232 grs.]; sugar, seven hundred grammes (700 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 8 ozs., 303 grs.]; water, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix the compound fluid extract of stillingia with the purified talcum, and afterward with two hundred and seventy-five cubic centimeters (275 Cc.) [9 fl℥, 143♏] of water, and shake them together thoroughly. Then pour the mixture upon a wetted filter, add the sugar to the filtrate, and pass enough water through the filter to make the product, after the sugar has been dissolved by agitation, measure one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Each fluid drachm represents 15 minims of compound fluid extract of stillingia (see F. 176)"—(Nat. Form.).