338. Uva Passa.—Raisin.

Botanical name: 

338. UVA PASSA.—RAISIN. The dried fruit of Vi'tis vinif'era Linné. Habitat: Western Asia, Europe, and California; the Valencia raisins are the kind generally used in pharmacy. Shriveled and pressed; brown, slightly translucent; internally pulpy, two-celled, with two seeds in each cell; taste sweet. Chiefly used as an agreeable saccharine addition to preparations.

A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.