Tinctura Chiratae (U. S. P.)—Tincture of Chirata.
Related entry: Chirata (U. S. P.)—Chirata
(Modern shorthand: 1:10 65 %)
SYNONYM: Tincture of chiretta.
Preparation.—"Chirata, in No. 40 powder, one hundred grammes (100 Gm.) [3 ozs. av., 231 grs.]; alcohol, water, each. a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fig, 391 M]. Mix alcohol and water in the proportion of six hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (650 Cc.) [21 fl℥, 470♏] of alcohol to three hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (350 Cc.) [11 fl℥, 401♏] of water. Having moistened the powder with one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏] of the menstruum, macerate for 24 hours; then pack it firmly in a cylindrical percolator, and gradually pour menstruum upon it, until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of tincture are obtained"—(U. S. P.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Chirata.) Dose, ½ to 2 fluid drachms.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.