Wheaten flour consists of the grain of Triticum sativum, Lam. (N.O. Gramineae). ground and sifted. It occurs as a white inodorous powder containing starch, glutin, albumin, gum, etc.
Uses.—Wheaten flour is occasionally used in pharmacy, in dusting powders for irritable conditions of the skin. Where there is exudation, wheaten starch is preferable to the crude flour, which contains glutin and gummy matters. Wheaten bran is used in preparing bran bath.
- Balneum Furfuris, B.P.C.—BRAN BATH.
- Wheaten bran, 1 pounds; water, to 30 gallons.
The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.