Oleoresina Zingiberis, B.P.C. Oleoresin of Ginger.

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Ginger, in No. 40 powder 100.00 | 20 ounces
Acetone, a sufficient quantity.

Moisten the ginger with 35 (7 fluid ounces) of acetone, transfer as quickly as possible to a percolator with a closely fitting cover, pack tightly, and percolate slowly with acetone until exhaustion is complete. Recover most of the acetone from the percolate by distillation, evaporate the residue on a water-bath until it will barely pour, and preserve in a well-stoppered bottle.

Dose.—15 to 60 milligrams (1/4 to 1 grain).

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