Related entry: Quassia (U. S. P.)—Quassia
Preparation.—Macerate, in a closed vessel for 30 minutes, 55 grains of quassia wood (in chips) in 10 fluid ounces of cold distilled water. Strain—(Br. Pharm.). Warm water is equally or more effective for the preparation of this infusion. The above process of the Br. Pharm. yields an infusion of only one-fourth of the strength which might be had by employing the U. S. P. general method.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—A pure, bitter stomachic tonic. Dose, 1/2 to 2 fluid ounces.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.