The dried unripe fruit of Piper nigrum, B.P. The unripe fruit of

Piper nigrum, U.S.P East Indies.

Characters. - Small, roundish, wrinkled; tegument brownish-black, containing a greyish-yellow globular seed; odour aromatic; taste pungent and bitterish.

Dose. - 5 to 20 grains.

Preparations

B.P.

Dose.

Confection Opii ...................

5-20 gr.

Confectio Piperis ...................

60-120 gr. or more.

Pulvis Opii Compositus .........

2-5 gr.

U.S.P.

Dose.

Oleoresina Piperis................

1-2 min.

B.P. Confectio Piperis. Confection of Pepper. - Black pepper, 2; caraway fruit, 3; clarified honey, 15.