Oblong, shrivelled, blackish-blue.

Composition. - Malic acid, with saccharine and albuminoid matter.

Dose. - 2 oz. or more.

Preparations

B.P.

Dose.

Confectio Sennae ...........................

..........1 2 dr.

U.S.P.

Dose. .

Confectio Sennae ...................

......1 2 dr.

Use. - Stewed prunes form a useful and pleasant laxative for children or adults. If they do not move the bowels when simply stewed, they may be stewed along with senna, which does not impart to the prunes any unpleasant taste, and children will still take them readily.