Trochisci Zingiberis (U. S. P.)—Troches of Ginger.
Related entry: Zingiber (U. S. P.)—Ginger
Preparation.—"Tincture of ginger, twenty cubic centimeters (20 Cc.) [325♏]; tragacanth, in fine powder, four grammes (4 Gm.) [62 grs.]; sugar, in fine powder, one hundred and thirty grammes (130 Gm.) [4 ozs. av., 256 grs.]; syrup of ginger, a sufficient quantity to make 100 troches. Mix the tincture of ginger with the sugar, and, having exposed the mixture to the air until dry, reduce it to a fine powder. To this add the tragacanth, and mix thoroughly. Lastly, with syrup of ginger, form a mass, to be divided into 100 troches"—(U. S. P.). About 3 minims of tincture of ginger are contained in each troche.
Action and Medical Uses.—These form a grateful cordial stimulant, and may be used in all cases of flatulence, debility of the stomach, etc.