Tinctura Scillae (U. S. P.)—Tincture of Squill.
Related entry: Scilla (U. S. P.)—Squill
Preparation.—"Squill, in No. 30 powder, one hundred and fifty grammes (150 Gm.) [5 ozs. av., 127 grs.]; alcohol, water, each, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix alcohol and water in the proportion of seven hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (750 Cc.) [25 fl℥, 173♏] of alcohol to two hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (250 Cc.) [8 fl℥, 218♏] of water. Moisten the powder with two hundred cubic centimeters (200 Cc.) [6 fl℥, 366♏] of the menstruum, and macerate for 24 hours; then pack it moderately in a conical percolator, and gradually pour menstruum upon it, until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of tincture are obtained"—(U. S. P.). This is a pale-yellow tincture, having the nauseant taste of the crude drug. Lustrous tufts of an acrid, bitter substance are precipitated in this tincture, according to Ménière.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Scilla.) Dose, 10 to 20 minims.