Contractions. - Hep-s. Hep.
Synonym. - Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum.
Present name. - Impure Calcic Sulphide. CaS.
Sulphuret of Lime, Liver of Sulphur.*
This must be prepared according to Hahnemann's direction - viz., by mixing equal weights of finely-powdered clean oyster-shells and pure flowers of Sulphur, placing them in a hermetically-closed clay crucible, and keeping the mixture at a white heat for at least ten minutes. When cold open the crucible, and preserve the Hepar in well-closed actinic bottles.
Characters and Tests. - White porous friable masses, or a white amorphous powder, having the odour of Sulphuretted Hydrogen, and a corresponding putrid taste; it is insoluble in cold water, soluble in hot Hydrochloric Acid with evolution of Sulphuretted Hydrogen. The solution gives a white precipitate with Oxalate of Ammonia.
Preparation. - Trituration, up to 6
'Reference to Horn. Proving. - Chr. Kr., ii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - lx to 3, Trituration only. 4, dilute Tincture only. 5 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.