Related entry: Xanthoxylum (U. S. P.)—Xanthoxylum
(Modern shorthand: 1:4 41 %)
SYNONYM: Tincture of prickly ash berries.
Preparation.—Take of prickly ash berries, in fine powder, 8 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.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This tincture possesses all the virtues of the berries (see Prickly Ash Berries). In cholera, the dose is from 1/2 to 1 fluid ounce, repeated as often as required; in ordinary cases, from 1 to 4 fluid drachms, given in water. Probably a tincture of the oil of the berries will effect the same results (J. King).
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.