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Crocus. Saffron. The dried stigmas and tops of the styles of Crocus sativus. The flower parts have an aromatic odour and a bitter taste; they leave, if moistened and rubbed on the finger, an intense yellow stain.
Tinctura Croci. Dose, 5 - 15 min.; 0.3 - 1 c.c. - 5; Alcohol 60%, 100 by maceration.
Croton (see Oleum p. 76).
Cubebę Fructus. Cubebs. Dose, 30 - 60 grs.; 2 - 4 gms. The dried full-grown unripe fruits of Piper Cubeba. Nearly globular, about 1/6 inch in diameter, greyish-brown or nearly black in colour; odour strong, aromatic and characteristic; taste warm, somewhat bitter and aromatic.
1Oleum Cubebę. Dose, 5 - 20 min.; 0.3 - 1.2 c.c. A colourless or pale greenish oil, with the odour and taste of cubebs.
2Tinctura Cubebse. Dose, 30 - 60 min.; 2 - 4 c.c. - 20; Alcohol 100: by percolation.