The root or underground stem, fresh and dried, of

Glycyrrhiza glabra.

Characters. - In long cylindrical branched pieces, tough and pliable; yellowish-brown outside, yellow inside; taste sweet and slightly acrid. Digested with water it yields a solution which gives a precipitate with diluted sulphuric acid.

Composition. - Contains starch, sugar, and a sweet principle - glycyrrhizin - which is the substance precipitated by sulphuric acid.

Preparations

B.P.

Strength.

Dose.

Confectio Terebinthinae ....................................

.1 in 4.........................

.60-120 gr.

Decoctum Sarsae Compositum ...........................

1/4 oz.. in 1 1/2 pint ............

.2-10 fl. oz.

Extractum Glycyrrhizae ............................

...........................

.10-30 gr.

" " Liquidum .................................................................

.1 fl. dr.

Infusum Lini ...................................

1 in 87 1/2 fl. parts ..............

.1-2 fl. oz.

Pilula Hydrargyri (vide p. 522) ........................

......................................

.3-8 gr.

" Ferri Iodido (vide p. 522) .....................

.................................

.3-8 gr.

Pulvis Glycyrrhizae Compositus

(vide p. 910)..........

.30-60 gr.

Of Extract Of Liquorice -

Confectio Se nnae .............................

1 part in 94, nearly.

Decoctum Aloes Compositum .......................

1 oz. in 30 fl. oz.

Tintura Aloes ......................................

,1 1/2 oz. to 1 pint.

Trochisci Opii ................................

Of Liquid Extract Of Liquorice -

Mistura Sennae Composita ..............................

.1 fl. oz. in 1 pint.

Tinctura Chloroformi et Morphinae ....

...........................

U.S.P.

Dose.

Extractum Glycyrrhizae Fluidum .....................................

.1 fl. dr. (4 c.c.)

" " Purum ...............................

.1 fl. dr. (4 c.c.)

Glyeyrrhizinum Ammonintum ................................

.5-15 gr. (0.32-1 gm.)

Pulvis Glycyrrhizae Compositus (vide p. 906)..............

.30-60 gr. (2- 4 gm.)