This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics: An Introduction to the National Treatment of Disease", by John Mitchell Bruce. Also available from Amazon: The pharmacology and therapeutics of the materia medica.
Uvae - Raisins. - The ripe fruit of Vitis vinifera, the Grape Vine, dried in the sun or with artificial heat. Imported from Spain.
Composition. - Raisins contain grape sugar, acid tartrate of potash, other vegetable acids, etc.
Raisins are contained in Tinctura Cardamomi Composita and Tinctura Sennae.
Raisins are demulcent, refreshing and nutrient, but are employed in medicine chiefly as sweetening and flavouring agents.