Related entry: Sassafras (U. S. P.)—Sassafras
Preparation.—Take of pith of sassafras, 1 drachm; rose water, 1 pint. Mix. Let them stand for 4 hours, and filter (Beach's Amer. Prac.). Distilled water may he substituted for the rose water, and the preparation may be made more speedily by boiling the mixture for a few minutes.
Action and Medical Uses.—This is an extemporaneous preparation, and is principally used in acute ophthalmia. A similar preparation of marshmallow root, elm bark, or buckhorn brake, will be found equally available.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.