Cardamom seeds and caraway fruit bruised each 1/4 oz., raisins freed from seeds 2 oz., cinnamon bark 1/2 oz., cochineal 55 gr., proof spirit 1 pint. B.P. Cardamom and cinnamon, each 20 parts, caraway 10, cochineal 5, glycerin 60, diluted alcohol to 1,000 parts. U.S.P

Composition. - Fixed oil and aromatic volatile oil, containing a camphor in solution.

Action and Uses. - Cardamoms act similarly to ginger. They are stimulant, aromatic, and carminative, and are less pungent than ginger. Used chiefly as a carminative in flatulence, and as an adjunct to other medicines to lessen griping.