Tinctura Cardamomi (U. S. P.)—Tincture of Cardamom.
Related entry: Cardamomum (U. S. P.)—Cardamom
(Modern shorthand: 1:10 41 %)
Preparation.—"Cardamom, in No. 30 powder, one hundred grammes (100 Gm.) [3 ozs. av., 231 grs.]; diluted alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Moisten the powder with one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏] of diluted alcohol, and macerate for 24 hours; then pack it firmly in a cylindrical percolator, and gradually pour diluted alcohol upon it, until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of tincture are obtained"—(U. S. P.). This tincture has the characteristic taste and odor of cardamom, and is of a brownish-yellow color.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This tincture is aromatic and carminative, and is useful in mild colic, flatulency, nausea, gastric debility, etc. It is also advantageously added as a pleasant aromatic to several mixtures, tinctures, infusions, etc. The dose is 1 or 2 fluid drachms.
Tinctura Cardamomi Composita (U. S. P.)—Compound Tincture of Cardamom.
Preparation.—"Cardamom, twenty grammes (20 Gm.) [309 grs.]; cassia cinnamon, twenty grammes (20 Gm.) [309 grs.]; caraway, ten grammes (10 Gm.) [154 grs.]; cochineal, five grammes (5 Gm.) [77 grs.]; glycerin, fifty cubic centimeters (50 Cc.) [1 fl℥, 332♏]; diluted alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix the cardamom, cinnamon, caraway, and cochineal, and reduce them to a moderately coarse (No. 40) powder. Having moistened the powder with twenty-five cubic centimeters (25 Cc.) [406♏] of diluted alcohol, pack it firmly in a cylindrical percolator, and gradually pour diluted alcohol upon it, until nine hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (950 Cc.]. [32 fl℥, 59♏] of tincture are obtained; then add the glycerin, and mix them"—(U. S. P.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This is a very pleasant aromatic tincture, and is used for the same purpose as the tincture of cardamom, and in the same doses.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.