Aurantii Dulcis Cortex. Sweet Orange Peel.

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Related entry: Bitter orange peel - Lemon peel - Oil of orange - Oil of bergamot - Oil of Neroli

Sweet orange peel consists of the fresh outer portion of the pericarp of the ripe fruit of Citrus Aurantium, Linn. (N.O. Rutaceae). It is official in the U.S.P. The peel is orange-yellow in colour, and has a fragrant odour and pungent aromatic taste, due to the volatile oil contained in numerous glands situated just below the epidermis of the fruit.

Uses.—Sweet orange peel is used as a flavouring agent and is a source of volatile oil of orange.


Syrupus Aurantii U.S.P.—SYRUP OF ORANGE, U.S.P.
Tincture of sweet orange peel, 5; citric acid, 0.5; magnesium carbonate, 1; sugar, 82; water, to 100.
Tinctura Aurantii Dulcis, B.P.C. and U.S.P.—TINCTURE OF SWEET ORANGE. Syn.—Tincture of Sweet Orange Peel. 1 in 2.
Used as a flavouring agent. Dose.—2 to 4 mils (½ to 1 fluid drachm).

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