Vinum Aurantii, B.P. Orange Wine.
Related entry: Bitter Orange Peel
Orange wine is prepared by the fermentation of a saccharine solution containing fresh, bitter orange peel. It is a golden, sherry-coloured liquid, with a taste and aroma resembling bitter orange peel. It should contain from 10 to 12 per cent. by volume of ethyl hydroxide, and be but slightly acid to litmus.
Uses.—Orange wine is used as a vehicle for cod-liver oil, quinine, etc., and enters into the composition of Vinum Ferri Citratis and Vinum Quininae.
The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.