Syrupus Aurantii Florum (U. S. P.)—Syrup of Orange Flowers.
Related entry: Aurantii Flores— Orange Flowers
SYNONYM: Syrupus aurantii floris.
Preparation.—"Sugar, eight hundred and fifty grammes (850 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 13 ozs., 430 grs.]; orange-flower water, a sufficient quantity to make one, thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Dissolve the sugar in foul, hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (450 Cc.) [15 fl℥, 104♏] of orange-flower water by agitation, without heat, add enough orange-flower water to make the product measure one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏], and mix thoroughly. Syrup of orange flowers may also be prepared in the following manner: Prepare a percolator or funnel in the manner described under syrup (see Syrupus). Pour four hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (450 Cc.) [15 fl℥, 104♏] of orange-flower water upon the sugar, return the first portions of the percolate until it runs through clear, and, when all the liquid has passed, follow it by orange-flower water, until the product measures one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Mix thoroughly"—(U. S. P.).
Action and Medical Uses.—A very slight sedative effect is produced by this syrup upon those delicate individuals whose nervous system is easily excited. Its chief use, however, is in flavoring other medicines.