Tinctura Asafoetidae. U. S. (Br.) Tincture of Asafetida. Tr. Asafoet.

Related entries: Asafoetida

Tinctura Asafetidae, Br.; Teinture (alcoole) d'Asafoetida, Fr. Cod.; Asanttinktur, Stinkasanttinktur, G.; Tinctura alcoholica de asafetida, Sp.

"Asafetida, bruised, two hundred grammes [or 7 ounces av., 24 grains], to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluidounces, 6 ½ fluidrachms], Prepare a Tincture by Type Process M, using alcohol as the solvent." U. S.

"Asafetida, bruised, 200 grammes; Alcohol (70 per cent.), sufficient to produce 1000 millilitres. Macerate the Asafetida in a closed vessel with seven hundred and fifty millilitres of the Alcohol for seven days, shaking occasionally; filter; pass sufficient of the Alcohol through the filter to produce the required volume." Br.

This tincture becomes milky on the addition of water, in consequence of the separation of the resin.

Dose, thirty minims to a fluidrachm (1.8-3.75 mils).

Off. Prep.—Mistura Magnesii, Asafoetidae et Opii, N. F.

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.