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Quillaiae Cortex. Quillaia Bark. (Panama Bark). The inner bark of Quillaja Saponaria. In large flat pieces, 1/6 inch thick and 2 feet or more long, the outer surface is brownish; the inner, smooth and white or yellowish-white: the taste is astringent and acrid, the powder irritating to the nostrils.
Tinctura Quillaię. Dose, 30 - 60 min.; 2 - 4 c.c. - 5; Alcohol, 100; by percolation.
Quinina (see Cinchona p. 51).
Resina. Resin. The residue left after the distillation of the oil of turpentine from the crude oleo-resin of various species of Pinus. Translucent, of a light amber colour, compact, brittle, pulverisable. Soluble in alcohol, ether, benzol, and carbon disulphide.
Rhei Radix. Rhubarb Root. Dose, if repeated 3 - 10 grs.; 2 - 6 dgms.: for a single administration 15 - 30 grs.; 1 - 2 gms.
The erect rhizome or so-called root of Rheum palmatum, R. officinale and probably other species, deprived of more or less of their cortex and dried. In hard, compact, more or less irregular pieces, smooth, usually reddish-brown or greyish, marked with darker lines and with small scattered star-like marks; odour characteristic somewhat aromatic; taste bitter and feebly astringent. The important pharmacological constituents are the tannoid bodies, of which there are several and the purgative principle, rheopurgarin.
2Extractum Rhei. Dose, 2 - 8 grs.; 1 - 5 dgms. An alcoholic percolate evaporated.
3Infusum Rhei. Dose, 1/2 - 1 fl. oz.; 15 - 30 c.c. - 5; boiling Water, 100.
3Liquor Rhei Concentratus. Dose, 30 - 60 min.; 2 - 4 c.c. - 50; Alcohol, 20% to 100 :by percolation.
1Pilula Rhei Composita. Dose, 4 - 8 grs.; 2 1/2 - 5 dgms. (In 1 or 2 pills).
- 27; Socotrine Aloes, 20.25; Myrrh, 13.5; Hard Soap, 13.5; Oil of Peppermint, 1.69; Syrup of Glucose, q.s.
1Pulvis Rhei Compositus. (Gregory's Powder.) Dose, 20-60 grs.; 1.2 - 4 gms. - 22; Light Magnesia, 66; Ginger, 11.
1Syrupus Rhei. Dose, 1/2 - 2 fl. dr.; 2 - 8 c.c. - 5; Coriander Fruit, 5; Sugar, 60; Alcohol, 20; Water, 60.
1Tinctura Rhei Composita. Dose, if repeated, 1/2 - 1 fl. dr.; 2 - 4 c.c: for a single administration, 2 - 4 fl. drs.; 8 - 15 c.c.
- 10; Cardamon Seeds, 1.23; Coriander Fruit, 1.25; Glycerin, 10; Alcohol 60% to 100.
Rhaeados Petala. Red-poppy Petals. The fresh petals of Papaver Rhaeas. The fresh petals are bright scarlet, with a characteristic somewhat unpleasant odour, and a slightly bitter taste.
Syrupus Rhaeados. Dose, 30 - 60 min.; 2 - 4 c.c. - 22.75; Sugar, 63; Alcohol, 4.375; Water to 100.