The fruit U.S.P- (dried capsules, B.P.), of Elettaria Cardamomum. Malabar. The seeds are best kept in their pericarps, from which they should be separated when required for use, the pericarpal coats being rejected.

Fig. 222.   Cardamoms, a. Cross section. b. Side view.

Fig. 222. - Cardamoms, a. Cross section. b. Side view.

Characters. - Seeds obtusely angular, corrugated, reddish-brown, internally white, with a warm, aromatic, agreeable taste, contained in ovate-oblong, triangular, pale-brown, coriaceous pericarps.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Tinctura Cardamomi Composita........................................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Tinctura Chloroformi Composita............................................................

20-60 min.

Contained Also In

Extractum Colocynthidis Compositum. Pulvis Cinnamomi Compositus. Pulvis Cretae Aromaticus.

Tinctura Gentianae Composita. Tinctura Rhei. Vinum Aloes

U.S.P.

Dose.

Pulvis Aromaticus ..............................................................

10-30 gr.

Tinctura Cardamomi ............................................................

1-2 fl. dr.

,, ,, Composita .......................................

1-2 fl. dr.

Contained Also In

Tinctura Rhei.

Tinctura Gentianae Composita.

Vinum Aloes.

Extractum Colocynthidis Compositum.