Valerianate of Ammonia. Obtained by the action of Valerianic Acid on a strong Solution of Ammonia. It is obtained in a crystalline form, but as it is very deliquescent, and thus becomes uncertain in its operation, it has been proposed to keep it in solution as better suited for medicinal use.

Med. Prop. and Action. Nervine stimulant and anti-spasmodic. Dose, gr- ij- - gr. viij. dissolved in water.

217. Therapeutic Uses

As a remedy in Neuralgia it was first proposed in 1856 by M. Declat,* of Paris, and its efficacy has been attested by several writers. Some severe cases illustrative of its value are recorded by Dr. O'Connor. The smallest dose of Bastick's solution which he employed was equal to gr. xx. of the salt given in infusion of Calumba or infusion of Valerian. It has also been used in some cases of Hysteria, Chorea, Epilepsy, and other Nervous Affections, with apparent benefit. It merits further trial