The fruit of Rhus glabra.

Characters. - Sub-globular, about one-eighth of an inch (3 millimetres) in diameter, drupaceous, crimson, densely hairy, containing a roundish-oblong, smooth putamen. It is inodorous, and its taste acidulous.

Prepabation.

Dose.

Extractum Rhois Glabrae Fluidum...................................

1-2 fl. dr.

Composition. - It contains much tannin.

Uses. - It may be used as an astringent in the form of decoction, or of the fluid extract diluted, for an effective gargle in inflammation of the throat or mouth.