Tinctura Xanthoxyli.—Tincture of Xanthoxylum.
Related entry: Xanthoxylum (U. S. P.)—Xanthoxylum
(Modern shorthand: 1:4 41 %)
SYNONYM: Tincture of prickly ash berries.
Preparation.—Take of prickly ash berries, in fine powder, 8 ounces; diluted alcohol, 2 pints, or a sufficient quantity. Form into a tincture by maceration or percolation, as explained under Tincturae, and make 2 pints of tincture.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This tincture possesses all the virtues of the berries (see Prickly Ash Berries). In cholera, the dose is from ½ to 1 fluid ounce, repeated as often as required; in ordinary cases, from 1 to 4 fluid drachms, given in water. Probably a tincture of the oil of the berries will effect the same results (J. King).