Fluid extract of cimicifuga, 2 fluidounces.

Simple elixir, 14 fluidounces.

Alcohol, 1/2 fluidounces.

Carbonate of magnesium, a sufficient quantity.

Triturate the fluid extract of cimicifuga in a capacious mortar with carbonate of magnesium in amount sufficient to form a creamy mixture, then gradually add the simple elixir, stirring well, and filter. Lastly, mix the filtrate with the alcohol.

Each fluidrachm of the finished elixir should contain seven and one-half minims of fluid extract of cimicifuga. But, as a matter of fact, that amount will not dissolve in that quantity of the menstruum, the excess remaining in the filter paper. The remarks we make concerning elixir of grindelia robusta apply with equal pertinence to this.