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Ficus-Fig.-The dried fruit of Ficus Carica. Imported from Smyrna.
Composition.-Figs contain chiefly sugar and mucilaginous substances.
Figs are contained in Confectio Sennae.
The dried fig is a very pleasant demulcent and nutritive substance with laxative properties, and may be ordered as an article of diet in habitual constipation. It is sometimes used locally as a poultice to gum-boils.
Mori Succus-Mulberry Juice.-The Juice of the ripe fruit of Morus nigra.
Characters.-Of a dark violet colour, with a faint odour, and an acidulous sweet taste.
Preparation. Syrupus Mori.-Dose, 1 to 2 fl.dr.
Mulberry juice is a pleasant flavouring and colouring agent.