Related entry: Picrotoxinum (U. S. P.)—Picrotoxin
Preparation.—"Take of the kernels of Cocculus Indicus, 1 ounce; prepared lard, 5 ounces. Beat the kernels well in a mortar, first alone, and then with a little of the prepared lard; and then gradually add the rest of the lard" (Ed.).
Action and Medical Uses.—This ointment is employed in the treatment of itch and porrigo scutulata, as well as an application to destroy lice. An ointment composed of picrotoxin 1 grain, lard 48 grains, is used for similar purposes.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.