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Aqua Foeniculi. U. S., Br. Fennel Water.

Botanical name:

Aq. Foenic.

Related entries: Foeniculum - Oil of Fennel

Eau de Fenouil, Fr.; Aqua Foeniculi, P. G.; Fenchelwasser, G; Acqua distillata di finocchio, It; Agua de hinojo, Sp.

"Oil of Fennel, two mils [or 32 minims]; Purified Talc, fifteen grammes [or 231 grains]; Distilled Water, recently boiled, a sufficient quantity, to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluid-ounces, 6 1/2 fluidrachms]. Triturate the Oil of Fennel with the Purified Talc, add the recently boiled Distilled Water gradually with continued trituration, filter, and pass the filtrate through the filter repeatedly until the Fennel Water is perfectly clear." U. S.

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

"This Water may be prepared by triturating the oil of fennel fruit 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.

Uses.—Fennel water is a pleasant vehicle for other medicines, and useful when a mild aromatic is indicated. The distillation process of the British Pharmacopoeia, although more troublesome, furnishes a more delicate and agreeable water than does that of the U. S. Pharmacopoeia.


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



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