SYNONYMS: Compound acetated tincture of bloodroot, Acetous emetic tincture.
Preparation.—Take of bloodroot, lobelia, skunk-cabbage root, each, in fine powder, 2 ounces; distilled vinegar, 2 pints, or a sufficient quantity; alcohol, 2 fluid ounces. Place the drugs in the vinegar, and form into a tincture by maceration or percolation, as explained under Tincturae, and make 2 pints of tincture, to which add the alcohol.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This preparation was formerly much used by physicians as an emetic and expectorant, in all cases where such agents were required. As an emetic, the dose is from 1 to 4 fluid drachms, in some sweetened aromatic infusion, to be repeated every 10 or 15 minutes until vomiting is produced; as an expectorant the dose is from 20 to 60 drops, every 1 or 2 hours. It also forms a useful external application to erysipelas, tetter, and other forms of cutaneous disease.
Related Tincture.—TINCTURA SANGUINARIAE COMPOSITA, Compound tincture of bloodroot, Emetic tincture. Take of bloodroot, lobelia, skunk-cabbage root, each, in fine powder, 2 ounces; diluted alcohol, 2 pints, or a sufficient quantity. Form into a tincture by maceration or percolation, as explained under Tincturae, and make 2 pints of tincture. This tincture is used for the same purposes, in the same manner and dose, as the preceding.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.