Spiritus Anisi (U. S. P.)—Spirit of Anise.
SYNONYMS: Tinctura olei anisi, Tincture of oil of anise, Essence of anise.
Preparation.—"Oil of anise, one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏]; deodorized alcohol, nine hundred cubic centimeters (900 Cc.) [30 fl℥, 208♏]; to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix them"—(U. S. P.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This preparation is aromatic, antispasmodic, and carminative, and may be employed in flatulency, cough, cramp of the stomach, and to flavor other preparations. The dose is from 20 to 60 drops for an adult, in sweetened water. The following forms a very pleasant preparation for cough: Take of aqua ammoniae, tincture of opium, each, 1 fluid ounce; essence of anise, 1/2 fluid ounce. Mix. Dose, from 20 to 60 drops.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.