This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
A yellowish-green, soft solid, or at the present time more frequently a yellow or greenish-yellow powder, having a peculiar odor and a bitter taste.
Action and Uses: Purified oxgall is reputed to be an intestinal antiseptic, cholagogue and laxative. The bile salts are held to be the most powerful stimulants to the secretion of bile.
Dosage: 0.5 gm. or 7½ grains. It is best administered in the form of pills or in gelatin capsules which have been treated with a solution of formaldehyd.