Liquor Tolutanus, B.P.C. Solution of Balsam of Tolu.

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Related entry: Balsam of Tolu

Balsam of Tolu 10.00 | 2 ounces
Alcohol 30.00 | 6 fl. ounces
Distilled Water 65.00 | 13 fl. ounces

Dissolve the balsam of tolu in the alcohol, and add the solution to the distilled water at a temperature of 70°; shake vigorously, set aside for twenty-four hours, and filter. This preparation is liable to deposit crystals in cold weather, but they will dissolve in the liquid if the bottle containing it be removed to a warm place. It is used to prepare a syrup of tolu which is more aromatic than the official Syrupus Tolutanus, one volume of the solution being diluted with seven volumes of syrup.

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