Tinctura Limonis.—Tincture of Lemon Peel.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: Limon.—Lemon

Preparation.—"Take of fresh lemon peel, cut small, 2 ½ ounces (av.); proof spirit (49 %), 1 pint (Imp.)., Macerate for 7 days in a closed vessel, with occasional agitation; strain, press, and filter; then add sufficient proof-spirit to make 1 pint"—(Br. Pharm., 1885). The British Pharmacopoeia (1898) prepares this tincture from 5 ounces (Imp.) of fresh lemon peel with 1 pint of alcohol (90 per cent). Dose, from ½ to 1 fluid drachm.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Limon.) Used chiefly in flavoring medicines. Dose of first preparation, ½ 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.