Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 71
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CHR YSAROBIN.-CINERA R IA.
Therapeutic Applications.-This medicament is em-
ployed externally as a powerful caustic in the treatment
of tumors, hypertrophied tonsils, excrescences, syphilitic
ulcers, etc. It is likewise used in tenderness and hyper-
secretion of the feet, as a hemostatic, in gonorrhea, and
Administration.-The solutions of chromic acid
should be of the strength varying from I to 5 per cent.
For ozaena and gonorrhcea aqueous solutions of the drug
can be. made of the strength of I : Iooo.
Chrysarobin is obtained from the wood of the tree
Andira araroba. Its chemical composition is C3,H2607.
Physical Properties.-This drug occurs as a yellow-
ish, crystalline, tasteless powder.
Solubility.-Chrysarobin is soluble in alcohol, ben-
zene, chloroform, ether, and in alkaline and acid solu-
tions; it is somewhat soluble in water in the proportion
of I to 200 parts.
Physiological Action.-This powder is an active irri-
tant poison; when taken internally, even in moderate
amounts, it produces gastro-intestinal symptoms, such
as vomiting and purging. Its local application is some-
times followed by violent cutaneous irritation.
Therapeutic Applications.-This remedy is service-
able in the treatment of parasitic diseases of the skin, es-
pecially in psoriasis, internally and locally administered.
Administration.-The dose of chrysarobin varies
from Y8 to / of a grain (o.oo8 to .o015 gramme). Ex-
ternally, it is applied in the form of ointment of a Io per
cent. strength. This medicament should not be applied
to the face, since it causes a dark-brown discoloration of
The plant Cincraria nmaritima has not been analyzed
as yet, but it is said to possess medicinal virtues of value.
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Cerna, David. Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition, book, 1894; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143542/m1/70/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.