Extractum Viburni.—Extract of Viburnum.

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Related entry: Viburnum Opulus (U. S. P.)—Viburnum Opulus - Extractum Viburni Opuli Fluidum (U. S. P.)—Fluid Extract of Viburnum Opulus.

SYNONYMS: Extract of high cranberry bark, Alcoholic extract of cramp-bark, Viburnine.

Preparation.—Exhaust coarsely-powdered bark of Viburnum opulus, with alcohol, water, of each a sufficient quantity, proceeding in the manner explained for the preparation of Alcoholic Extracts, on page 758.

Medical Uses and Dosage.—(See Viburnum opulus). Extract of high cranberry bark is tonic and antispasmodic, and may be used in all cases in which the high cranberry bark is indicated. In uterine difficulties it may be advantageously combined with some uterine tonic, as resins of caulophyllum or cimicifuga, oleoresin of senecio, alcoholic extract of aletris, etc. In bilious and flatulent colic, and spasmodic pains of the stomach and bowels, it will be found very efficient in combination with extract of dioscorea. The dose of it is from 1 to 10 grains, 3 times a day (J. King).

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