Contractions. - Copaib. Cop.

Copaifera multijuga. Nat. ord., Leguminosae.

Synonym. - C. officinalis.

Fig. - Hayne, x., 12 - 23.

Balsam of Copaiva.

Habitat. - America, the Brazils, etc. Obtained chiefly from the valley of the Amazon.

Part employed. - The oleo-resin.

Characters and Tests. - About the consistence of olive oil, light yellow, transparent, with a peculiar odour, and an acrid aromatic taste. Perfectly soluble in an equal volume of Benzol. Does not become gelatinous after having been heated to 270°. Is not fluorescent.

Preparation. - Solution in absolute alcohol for lx; 1 and upwards, rectified spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Noack and Trinks.

Proper forms for dispensing. - lx and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.