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Tinctura Cannabis Indicae (U. S. P.)–Tincture Of Indian Cannabis

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Preparation.–"Indian cannabis, in No. 40 powder, one hundred and fifty grammes (150 Gm.) [5 ozs. av., 127 grs.]; alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Moisten the powder with one hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (150 Cc.) [5 fl℥, 35♏] of alcohol, and macerate for 24 hours; then pack it firmly in a cylindrical percolator, and gradually pour alcohol upon it, until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of tincture are obtained"–(U. S. P.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.–This forms a powerful sedative narcotic, which has been used in neuralgia, cholera, and other symptoms where the India hemp has been recommended, with much success. The dose is 5 drops, gradually increased to 20 or 40, according to its influence. The extract and fluid extract are, however, more frequently employed than the simple tincture.

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