Related entries: Corn Silk
Synonyms.—Liquid Extract of Zea; Liquid Extract of Corn Silk.
|Maize Stigmas, in No. 40 powder||100.00|||||20 ounces|
|Alcohol (45 per cent.) ...||to 100.00|||||to 20 fl. ounces|
Moisten the drug with the alcohol, pack in a percolator, cover the mass with more alcohol, and allow to macerate for twenty-four hours; then exhaust by percolation with the alcohol. Reserve the first 90 (18 fluid ounces) of percolate, concentrate the subsequent percolate to a soft extract, dissolve this in the reserved portion and add sufficient of the alcohol to make up to the required volume.
Dose.—4 to 8 mils (1 to 2 fluid drachms).
The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.