Related entry: Caulophyllum (U. S. P.)—Caulophyllum
SYNONYM: Extract of blue cohosh.
Preparation.—Exhaust coarsely powdered blue cohosh root, 16 troy ounces, with alcohol, water, of each, a sufficient quantity, proceeding in the same manner as explained for the preparation of Alcoholic Extracts (see Resin of Blue Cohosh).
Medical Uses and Dosage.—Alcoholic extract of blue cohosh is antispasmodic and parturient. It may be advantageously combined with extract of dioscorea, in bilious colic, flatulency, and griping pains arising from the use of drastic purgatives; with oleoresin of prickly ash bark, alcoholic extracts of cimicifuga or scutellaria, in rheumatic affections; and with oleoresin of senecio, resin of cimicifuga, alcoholic extracts of aletris, asclepias, or high cranberry bark, in uterine diseases. It will be found very useful in amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea; and forms with hydrochlorate of berberine an elegant remedy for deranged conditions of the stomach, dyspepsia, etc. It has also been found serviceable in after-pains. The dose is from 1 to 5 grains, 3 times a day (J. King).
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.