Related entry: Senna (U. S. P.)—Senna
Preparation.—Dissolve, by means of gentle heat, 4 ounces (av.) of magnesium sulphate in 15 fluid ounces (Imp.) of infusion of senna, and add 1 fluid ounce of liquid extract of liquorice, 2 1/2 fluid ounces of tincture of senna, and 1 1/2 fluid ounces of tincture of cardamoms. This is the British form (Br. Pharm., 1885) of compound infusion of senna, or black draught (see Infusum Sennae Compositumfor American black draught).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Same as for Compound Infusion of Senna. Dose, from 1 to 1 1/2 fluid ounces (Imp.).
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.