Ammoniacum

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ammoniacum a whitish gum resin of bitter taste and heavy smell, the inspissated juice of a Persian umbelliferous plant—used in medicine for its stimulant and expectorant qualities
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From sal-ammoniac, or smelling-salts, first obtained by heating camel's dung in Libya, near the temple of Jupiter Ammon.

Usage

In literature:

Mix one drachm of compound powder of ipecacuanha with one scruple of gum ammoniacum and one of dried squill bulb in powder.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
By asafoetida, galbanum, sagapaenum, ammoniacum, valerian.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Powdered ammoniacum, } Four to twelve grains.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Persian species, yields the ammoniacum of commerce, a milky juice that exudes from punctures on the stem and dries in little 'tears'.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Gum ammoniacum is useful for chronic coughs.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
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