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Tinctura Aurantii Dulcis (U. S. P.)—Tincture of Sweet Orange Peel.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Aurantii Dulcis Cortex (U. S. P.)—Sweet Orange Peel

(Modern shorthand: 1:5 91 %)

Preparation.—"Sweet orange peel, taken from the fresh fruit, two hundred grammes (200 Gm.) [7 ozs. av., 24 grs.]; alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix the orange peel (which should be as free as possible from the inner, white layer), previously cut into small pieces, with eight hundred cubic centimeters (800 Cc.) [27 fl℥, 25♏] of alcohol, and macerate for 24 hours; then pack it moderately in a conical percolator, and gradually pour alcohol upon it, until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of tincture are obtained"—(U. S. P.). This tincture has a golden color and fine aroma. The fresh peel may be grated, avoiding the white portion, or it may be carefully peeled off with a sharp knife.

Uses.—Employed exclusively as a flavoring agent.


King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.



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