Aurantii Cortex Indicus, I.C.A., Indian Orange Peel.

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Related entry: Bitter Orange Peel - Indian Orange Peel - Orange-Flower Water - Sweet orange peel - Lemon peel - Oil of orange - Oil of bergamot - Oil of Neroli - Orange Wine

Indian orange peel consists of the fresh or dried outer portion of the pericarp of varieties of Citrus Aurantium (N.O. Rutaceae), grown in India and Ceylon. This variety of orange peel should possess the pleasant odour and bitter taste characteristic of bitter orange peel from Citrus Aurantium, var. Bigaradia, and should have very little of the white inner portion of the pericarp adhering to it.

Uses.—Indian orange peel is sanctioned for use in India and the Eastern Colonies in making official preparations for which fresh or dried bitter orange peel is directed to be used.

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