The dust, or sporules, which fills the spikes of a European moss. Collected in Switzerland and Germany, and used as a dusting powder for infants especially; also for bed-sores, etc., either alone or mixed with bismuth. Lycopodium is inflammable, and is sometimes called vegetable sulphur. It is a very soft, fine powder, and is used in rolling and packing pills and suppositories.

Diastasum, Diastase

A mixture obtained from an infusion of malt, which has the power of converting 50 times its own weight of potato starch into sugars.

Average dose, gr. viii-0.5 Gm.