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Elixir Glycyrrhizae. U. S. Elixir of Glycyrrhiza.

Botanical name:

Elix. Glycyrrh. [Elixir Adjuvans. U. S. VIII Elixir of Licorice]

Related entries: Glycyrrhiza

Adjuvant Elixir, Elixir adjuvant, Fr.; Gewürzhaftes Lakritzenelixir, G.

"Fluidextract of Glycyrrhiza, one hundred and twenty-five mils [or 4 fluidounces, 109 minims]; Aromatic Elixir, eight, hundred and seventy-five millilitres [or 29 fluidounces, 282 minims], to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluid-ounces, 6 1/2 fluidrachms]. Mix and filter." U. S.

Uses.—This elixir is used as a vehicle for the administration of various medicinal preparations; it was introduced into the U. S. Pharmacopoeia (8th Rev.) mainly to furnish an alternative elixir to aromatic elixir which is similarly used. The presence of the glycyrrhiza aids in disguising or obtunding the taste of bitter or disagreeable substances and the proportion might advantageously be increased.


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



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