Tinctura Aurantii Amari (U. S. P.)—Tincture of Bitter Orange Peel.

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Related entry: Aurantii Amari Cortex (U. S. P.)—Bitter Orange Peel - Tincture of Fresh Orange Peel.

(Modern shorthand: 1:5 60 %)

SYNONYMS: Tinctura aurantii, Tincture of orange peel.

Preparation.—"Bitter orange peel, in No. 30 powder, two hundred grammes (200 Gm.) [7 ozs. av., 24 grs.]; alcohol, water, each, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏︎]. Mix alcohol and water in the proportion of six hundred cubic centimeters (600 Cc.) [20 fl℥, 138♏︎] of alcohol to four hundred cubic centimeters (400 Cc.) [13 fl℥, 252♏︎] of water. Moisten the powder with two hundred cubic centimeters (200 Cc.) [6 fl℥, 366♏︎] of the menstruum, and macerate for 24 hours; then pack it moderately in a cylindrical percolator, and gradually pour menstruum upon it, until one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏︎] of tincture are obtained"—(U. S. P.).

Uses and Dosage.—Used principally as a flavoring agent. Dose, 1 to 2 fluid drachms.

King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.