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Emulsio Theobromatis, B.P.C. Theobroma Emulsion.

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Format explanation

Related entry: Oil of Theobroma

Oil of Theobroma 25.00 | 5 ounces
Hard Soap 2.50 | 1/2 ounce
Tragacanth, in powder 0.57 | 50 grains
Benzoic Acid 0.45 | 40 grains
Distilled Water ... to 100.00 | to 20 fl. ounces

Dissolve the soap in 25 (5 fluid ounces) of the water by the aid of heat, add the hot solution, to the oil of theobroma, previously melted, and mix by agitation; then add the tragacanth, shake well, add the benzoic acid, and make up to 100 (20 fluid ounces) with distilled water. This emulsion is used in the preparation of certain compressed tablets. Where the presence of soap is considered undesirable, 15 (3 ounces) of gum acacia may be substituted for the soap.


The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.



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