Liquorice Plant. Nat. Ord. Papilionaceae. Linn. Syst. Diadelphia Decandria. Hab. Europe.

Med. Prop. and Action. The root or underground stem (off.) is demulcent, in the form of decoction (oz. iss. ad Aq. Oj.) or extract. It may be taken ad libitum. The Extract is of considerable use in disguising the taste of Aloes, Senna, and other nauseous medicines; and the powdered root is a common covering for pills. The root of the Abrus Precatorius (Goonch; Hab. India) is an excellent substitute for it.

Offlc. Prep. Extractum GlycyrrhizAe. (Prepared by macerating powdered Liquorice-root in water for twelve hours, and percolation; then heating to 212', and evaporating to a proper consistence.) Dose, gr. x. - gr. xxx.

1319. Therapeutic Uses

In Catarrhal Affections of the Throat, and in Coughs, the extract, allowed slowly to dissolve in the mouth, allays the irritation, diminishes the cough, and protects inflamed surfaces.

* Med. Times and Gaz., June 27, 1857.

Amer. Journ. of Med. Sci., April

Med. Gaz., June 1, 1849. § Lancet, Jan. 18, 1851.

1320. In Strangury, Ardor UrinAe, and Diseases of the Bladder and Urinary Organs, the decoction, combined with Pulv. Traga-canth. Co., forms an efficacious demulcent.

Granati Radix. Pomegranate Root. See Punica Granatum.