Trochisci Stillingiae Composita.—Compound Troches of Stillingia.

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Related entry: Stillingia (U. S. P.)—Stillingia

Preparation.—Take of oil of stillingia, 1 fluid drachm; oil of prickly ash berries, oil of sassafras, each, 4 fluid drachms; sugar, 10 ounces; mucilage of gum tragacanth, a sufficient quantity. Rub the oils with the sugar until they are thoroughly mixed; then, with the mucilage, form a mass, to be divided into 480 lozenges.

Action and Medical Uses.—These troches form a very agreeable remedy for rheumatic, syphilitic, scrofulous, bronchial and laryngeal affections, and may be used somewhat freely by patients thus afflicted. Eight lozenges contain 1 minim of oil of stillingia, and the quantity used per day must be regulated according to their influence on the stomach and bowels. They will likewise be found beneficial in chronic affections of the mucous membranes (J. King).

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