McKesson & Robbins Kigo

Each fluid ounce contains:

  • Trichloromethane, improperly "formyl trichloride".
  • Uses: As a solvent for fats, oils, rubber, alkaloids, waxes. gutta-percha, resins; as a cleansing agent; in fire extinguishers to lower the freezing temperatures of carbon tetrachloride; in the rubber industry.
  • Medical Uses: Inhalation anesthetic.
  • Toxicity: Prolonged administration may produce early heart failure or cardiac depression. Produces burns if left in contact with the skin.
  • Veterinary Use: Anesthetic for horses only. Orally in coughs, flatulence, colic, diarrhea of horses; antemetic in dogs, cats.
    -p. 230, The Merck Index: Sixth Edition (1952)

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    Potassium Guaiacolsulfonate:

  • Thicol; Othrocoll.
  • Medical Uses: Has been recommended as an expectorant.
    - p. 777, The Merck Index: Sixth Edition (1952)

    Cocillana Bark:

  • Synonyms: Huapi Bark, Sycocarpus rusbyi, Guarea trichiloides
  • Habitat: Eastern Andes.
  • Description: The bark occurs in flat or curved pieces of varying size, the outer surface fissured and grey-brown in colour. Where the cork has been removed it shows an orange-brown colour.
  • Odour: characteristic.
  • Taste: Astringent and slightly nauseous.
  • Part Used: Bark.
  • Medicinal Uses: Expectorant. Resembles Ipecacuanha in action. Used in bronchitis, bronchial pneumonia, phthisis.
    -p. 88, Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations by R. C. Wren, F.L.S. (December 1973)

    Senega Root:

  • Synonyms: Seneka, Senega Snakeroot.
  • Habitat: Widely distributed in North America.
  • Description: Root usually having a knotty crown , from which the slender stems arise, having the remains of rudimentary leaves at their base. The root is of a light yellowish-grey colour, 1/5 to 1/3 inch thick, usually sparingly branched, and having a keel-shaped ridge running along the main root on the concave side. Fracture short and brittle, showing a cleft central column.
  • Taste: Acrid and slightly acid, and recalling that of Gaultheria.
  • Odour: Characteristic, somewhat rancid odour.
  • Part Used: Root.
  • Medicinal Uses: Diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, emetic. Very useful in chronic catarrh, chronic bronchitis, asthma and croup. Recommended as local stimulant in sore throat. The infusion of 1 oz to 1 pot of boiling water is taken in tablespoon to wineglassful [sic] dose.
    It was first introduced into England about 1735 by the Scottish physician Tennant who noticed its use as a remedy for the bite of the rattlesnake and afterwards proved its used in pleurisy and pneumonia. It was then known as Seneca Rattlesnake Root.
    -p. 276, Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations by R. C. Wren, F.L.S. (December 1973)

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    Ammonium Chloride:

  • Ammonium muriate, sal ammoniac, salmiac.
  • Medical Uses: Diuretic, expectorant, to relieve alkalosis. Has already been used to promote the excretion of lead deposits in case of lead poisoning.
  • Toxicity: May cause methemoglobinemia. Excessive doses may cause nausea, vomiting and acidosis.
    -p. 63, The Merck Index: Sixth Edition (1950)

    Compare Ammonium Chloride in Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)


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