It is officinal in Germany, and there must contain at least 50 per cent.
The root is quite the same as that of the officinal Radix senegæ.
The pubic louse may be exterminated by the measures recommended for the head louse, or by the use of officinal mercurial ointment.
The rhizome, which is the officinal part, though yellow in the recent root, becomes of a dark yellowish-brown by age.
The seed or fruit of the Elettaria Cardamomum forms the officinal cardamom.
The officinal mistura cret is perhaps more generally used for children than any other remedy.
Both plants contain in the bark of their roots the same red dye as the officinal roots of the Alcanna tinctoria.
Its flesh constitutes pork, bacon, ham, &c.; its fat (lard) is officinal in the Pharmacopias.
The Acetate crystallises in tufts of needles; as stated, it is not officinal in any of the European pharmacopœias.
The leaves made into a tincture or infusion are now an officinal drug, valued in catarrh of the throat or stomach.
"kept in stock by a druggist," c.1720, from French officinal, from Medieval Latin officinalis, literally "of or belonging in an officina," a storeroom (of a monastery) for medicines and necessaries, in classical Latin "workshop, manufactory, laboratory," contraction of *opificina, from opifex (genitive opificis) "worker, workman, maker, doer" (from opus "work;" see opus) + -fex, -ficis "one who does," from facere "do, perform" (see factitious). Related: Officinally.
officinal of·fic·i·nal (ə-fĭs'ə-nəl, ŏf'ĭ-sī'nəl)
Readily available in pharmacies; not requiring special preparation.
Recognized by a pharmacopoeia.