Related entries: Gentian
Extrait liquide de Gentiane, Fr.; Flüssiges Enzianextrakt. G.
"Gentian, in No. 30 powder, one thousand grammes [or 35 ounces av., 120 grains]. Prepare a Fluidextract by Type Process A, using diluted alcohol as the menstruum." U. S.
This is a translucent, reddish-brown fluid, with the odor and taste of the root. It may be questionable whether it is needed, though it has the advantage that we may obtain from it the tonic effects of the drug with less alcohol than in an equivalent quantity of the tincture, and pharmaceutically it affords a convenient method of giving to mixtures the tonic properties of gentian when required.
Dose, from ten to thirty minims (0.6-1.8 mils).
Off. Prep.—Elixir Gentianae, N. F.; Elixir Gentianae et Ferri, N. F.; Elixir Gentianae et Ferri Phosphatis, N. F.; Elixir Gentianae Glycerinatum, N. F.