Oleoresina Capsici, B.P.C. Oleoresin of Capsicum.

Botanical name: 

Format explanation


Related entry: Capsicum

Capsicum, in No. 20 powder 100.00 | 20 ounces
Alcohol (60 per cent.), a sufficient quantity.

Moisten the powdered capsicum with 30 (6 fluid ounces) of the alcohol, pack firmly in a suitable percolator, and percolate slowly with the alcohol, added in successive portions, until the drug is exhausted. Recover most of the alcohol by distillation, evaporate the residue on a water-bath until it will barely pour, and preserve in a well-stoppered bottle.

Dose.—3 to 8 milligrams (1/20 to ⅛ grain).

The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.