Tinctura Aurantii Recentis.—Tincture of Fresh Orange Peel.
(Modern shorthand: 1:3 91 %)
Preparation.—"Take of bitter orange, rectified spirit, of each, a sufficiency, Carefully cut from the orange the colored part of the rind in thin slices, and macerate 6 ounces of this in 18 fluid ounces of the spirit for a week, with frequent agitation. Then pour off the liquid, press the dregs, mix the liquid products, and filter. Finally, if necessary, add spirit to make 1 pint"—(Br. Pharm., 1885). The British Pharmacopoeia (1898) directs for TINCTURA AURANTII (Tincture of orange), to take of "fresh bitter orange peel, cut small, 5 ounces (Imp.), or 250 grammes (Metric); alcohol (90 per cent), 1 pint, or 1000 cubic centimeters. Prepare by the maceration process"—(Br. Pharm., 1898). (Modern shorthand: 1:4 90 %)
Uses and Dosage.—This tincture, like the other tinctures of orange, is used as a flavoring ingredient. It is stronger than that prepared from the dried peel. Dose, 1 to 2 fluid drachms.