Pilulae Taraxaci Compositae.—Compound Pills of Dandelion.

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

Preparation.—Take of bloodroot, in powder, 1 drachm; resin of podophyllum, 10 grains; extract of dandelion, 1 drachm; oil of spearmint, 5 minims. Mix the powder with the extract, add the oil, beat up thoroughly together, and divide into 50 pills.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Laxative, nauseant, and diuretic. They are of much efficacy in jaundice, hepatic diseases, and affections of the kidneys. The dose is 1 or 2 pills, 3 times a day, sufficient to produce a slight sensation of nausea. This pill is superior to the one made after the old formula (T. V. Morrow, M. D.).

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