Related entry: Mentha Piperita (U. S. P.)—Peppermint
Preparation.—"Oil of peppermint, one cubic centimeter (1 Cc.) [16♏]; sugar, in fine powder, eighty grammes (80 Gm.) [2 ozs. av., 360 grs.]; mucilage of tragacanth, a sufficient quantity to make 100 troches. Rub the oil of peppermint and the sugar together until they are thoroughly mixed; then, with mucilage of tragacanth, form a mass, to be divided into 100 troches "—(U. S. P.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—These are carminative and antispasmodic, and will be found useful in sick stomach, slight pains in the stomach or bowels, flatulency, and griping from purgative medicines. If eaten too freely, they cause derangement of the stomach. Dose, 1 to 5 or more troches.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.