Trochisci Zingiberis (U. S. P.)—Troches of Ginger.

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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.

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