Syrupus Limonis.—Syrup of Lemon.
Related entry: Limon.—Lemon
Preparation.—"Take of fresh lemon peel, 2 ounces (av.); lemon juice, strained, 1 pint (Imp.); refined sugar, 2 ¼ pounds (av.). Heat the lemon juice to the boiling point, and, having put it into a covered vessel with the lemon peel let them stand until they are cold, then filter, and dissolve the sugar in the filtered liquid with the aid of heat. The product should weigh 3 ½ pounds (av.), and its specific gravity be about 1.340"—(Br. Pharm., 1885). The British Pharmacopoeia (1898) directs the previous maceration of the lemon peel for 7 days in alcohol of 90 per cent, pressing off the tincture and mixing it with the lemon juice and sugar.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—When diluted with water, this forms an agreeable drink for febrile affections when an acid is indicated. Dose, 1 fluid drachm, well diluted.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.