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Aqua Carui. Br. Caraway Water.

Botanical name:

Related entries: Carum carvi - Oil of caraway

Aqua Carvi; Eau Distillee de Carvi, Fr.; Kümmelwasser, G.

"This Water may be prepared by triturating the oil of caraway with twice its weight of calcium phosphate and five hundred times its volume of distilled water and filtering the mixture. In tropical and subtropical parts of the Empire this Water may be used in place of the corresponding Water of the text of the British Pharmacopoeia." Br.

"Caraway Fruit, 100 grammes; Water, 2000 millilitres. Distil one thousand millilitres." Br.

Distilled Caraway Water has the flavor of the fruit or seeds, but is seldom used in the United States. The water made from the volatile oil (16 minims in a pint), in the same manner as is cinnamon water, is largely employed. It is used only as a vehicle.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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