Related entry: Camphora (U. S. P.)—Camphor
Preparation.—Take of oils of cloves, cajeput, and amber (rectified), and camphor, each, 1/2 ounce. Mix the oils together, and dissolve camphor in the mixture.
Action and Medical Uses.—This is intended for the relief of toothache. The decayed portion of the tooth is to be cleansed and dried, and then a few drops of the mixture on cotton applied to the part; continue application 2 or 3 times in the same manner, and leave the last in the tooth. This has proved very efficient, and has been extensively sold throughout the country as "Parisen's Vegetable Specific."
It will not be amiss to give at this place, another preparation for toothache, which I have found of service. Take of opium and saltpeter, each, 2 ounces; camphor, 1 1/2 ounces; galls, in powder, 4 ounces; alcohol, 1 1/2 pints. Place the articles in the alcohol, macerate for 14 days, and filter. To be applied the same as the preceding mixture. Various other agents, as solution of tannic acid, or gallic acid in alcohol, etc., have also been recommended for relieving toothache (J. King).
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.