Extractum Aromaticum.—Aromatic Extract.
Related entry: Cinnamomum.—Cinnamon
Preparation.—Take of cinnamon, ginger, each, in fine powder, 3 troy ounces; cardamom, free from capsules, nutmeg, each, in fine powder, 1 ½ troy ounces; sugar, 9 troy ounces; alcohol of sp. gr. 0.817, a sufficient quantity. Mix all the powdered aromatics, put the mixture in a percolator, and gradually add alcohol until the mixture is exhausted; pour the resulting percolate over the sugar, evaporate at a low heat until dry, agitating constantly toward the end of the process.
Medical Uses and Dosage.—This forms a pleasant stimulant and carminative, which may be used in cases of flatulency, in gastric debility, and to render other medicines more palatable. It answers all the purposes of the "Aromatic powder," now official, and "Aromatic confection," formerly official in the U. S. P. The dose is from 5 to 60 grains. Added to wine it forms a very good Aromatic wine.