Properties : Reduced iron should contain not less than 90 per cent, of iron. It occurs as a very fine, grayish-black powder, without odor or taste, and permanent in dry air. It is insoluble in water or alcohol.

Dosage: 0.065 gm. or 1 grain. Reduced iron is still

widely used as a hematinic and is given preferably in the

form of pills or powders, enclosed in capsules or cachets.