Caruba di Gulden.—Under this name are largely used, for the relief of asthma, certain gall-like bodies, formed on various species of Pistacia, especially P. Terebinthus L., as the result of the stings of a hemipterous insect. According to Ignaz Hoffman, they are used for smoking and fumigation. For this purpose they are coarsely pulverized and burned in the bowl of a pipe, or in a dish, using a small funnel attached to a rubber tube for inhaling the fumes. Preparations should be made beforehand, so that the smoke may be inhaled at the commencement of the attack. They appear to act by exciting free secretion, probably through the turpentine with which they are saturated. They are said to be useful in chronic bronchitis. (S. Jb., Bd. clii.)
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.