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Characters. - In branched pieces; bark externally greyish-brown, internally rusty-brown, of an agreeable odour, and a peculiar aromatic warm taste; wood light, porous, greyish-yellow. The chips or shavings, which are the officinal form, resemble quassia, but are browner, and distinguished by their smell.
Decoctum Sarsae Compositum (1/4-oz. to 1 pint)......
2-10 fl. oz.