Related entry: Manna (U. S. P.)—Manna
Preparation.—"Manna, in flakes, one hundred and twenty-five grammes (125 Gm.) [4 ozs. av., 179 grs.]; sugar, seven hundred and seventy-five grammes (775 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 11 ozs., 148 grs.]; alcohol, sixty-five cubic centimeters (65 Cc.) [2 fl℥, 95♏]; water, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Dissolve the manna in four hundred. and fifty cubic centimeters (450 Cc.) [15 fl℥, 104♏] of hot water, add the alcohol, set the liquid aside for 12 hours in a moderately warm place, and filter. Dissolve the sugar in the filtrate, with the aid of a gentle heat, allow the syrup to cool, and add enough water, passed through the filter previously used, to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Note.—This product is approximately of the same strength as that which is official in the German Pharmacopoeia"—(Nat. Form.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Manna.) Dose, 1 to 2 fluid drachms.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.