A Guide to the Organic Drugs of the United States Pharmacop Ia 1900; And a Few of the More Commonly Used Unofficial Drugs. Containing, in Addition to the Brief Accounts of Organic Drugs, a Conspectus of the Families of the Plants

A Guide to the Organic Drugs of the United States Pharmacop Ia 1900; And a Few of the More Commonly Used Unofficial Drugs. Containing, in Addition to the Brief Accounts of Organic Drugs, a Conspectus of the Families of the Plants

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Properties and Uses--Powerful irritant; used externally as a counter-irritant. OIL OF MYRCIA--Oleum.ullyrcue--Oil of Bay. A volatile oil distilled from the leaves of./!)/rcia acris DeCando1le (Fam. lllyrtacee). Synonyms--Pimenta acris Wight, Myrtus acris Swartz--Wild Clove, Wild Cinnamon, Bayberry. Tree of considerable size with straight stem and branching top, 9-12 M. (30-40 ft.) high. Range--West Indies and northern parts of South America. Constituents--Most important is eugenol (Ci, H, -_. 0, ), also chavicol, methyl-eugem ol and terpenes. Usos--Chiefly as a perfume and as an ingredient of bay rum. Range--Cultivated in the Mediterranean Basin. Constituents--Olein (about 72 per cent.), the solid fats are mainly palmitin with arachin. also a small amount of phytostearin and chlorophyll. Properties and Uses--Nutritive, laxative'. mild purgative in large doses; used to involve acrid and poisonous substances in the stomach. Dose--As laxative 30-60 c.c. (1-2 fl. ozs.) Preparations--Oleatum Atropinze. Oleatum CoCaiilze. Oleatum Veratrinze. Unguentum Diachylon. A volatile oil distilled from the fresh flowers of the Bitter Orange, Citrus vulgaris Risso (Fam. Rutaceze). See Orange, Bitter. Cozwtituents--Chiefly Cm Hm. Properties and Uses--Stimulant; used in perfuming. NoTE--Stronger Orange Flower Water (U. S. P.) is obtained as a by-product in the distillation of Oil of Orange Flowers. A volatile oil obtained by expression from the fresh peel of the Sweet Orange, Citrus.Aurantium Linne (Fam. Rutacae). OH. _ OF PEPPERMINT--OIeum lllentlze Pz10" zie. ' A volatile oil distilled from the fresh or gartly dried leaves and flowering tops of egpermint, Merztlza Pzjberita Linne (Fam. La mice), rectified by steam distillation, and yielding...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791932
  • 9781236791931