Related entry: Hydrastis (U. S. P.)—Hydrastis
SYNONYM: Wine bitters.
Preparation.—Take of golden-seal root, tulip-tree bark, bitter root, each, in fine powder, 1 drachm; prickly ash berries, sassafras bark, capsicum, each, in fine powder, 1/2 drachm; sherry wine, 3 pints, or a sufficient quantity. Form into a medicated wine by maceration or percolation, as explained under Vina Medicata, and make 3 pints of the preparation.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This is useful in dyspepsia, and in all cases where tonics are required, with gentle stimulation. The dose varies from 1/2 to 1 or 2 fluid ounces, every 3 or 4 hours.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.