Aqua Foeniculi (U. S. P.)—Fennel Water.
Related entries: Oleum Foeniculi (U. S. P.)—Oil of Fennel
Preparation.—"Oil of fennel, two cubic centimeters (2 Cc.) [32♏]; precipitated calcium phosphate, four grammes (4 Gm.) [62 grs.]; distilled water, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Triturate the oil of fennel with the precipitated calcium phosphate, add the distilled water gradually, under continued trituration, and filter"—(U. S. P.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Fennel water is a pleasant aromatic, stimulant and carminative; and may be added to other medicines to render them more agreeable. It may be employed for gastric acidity and flatulent colic. The dose is from 1 fluid drachm to 1 fluid ounce.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.