Liquor Extracti Glycyrrhizae (N. F.)—Solution of Extract of Glycyrrhiza.
Related entry: Glycyrrhiza (U. S. P.)—Glycyrrhiza
SYNONYM: Solution of extract of liquorice.
Preparation.—"Purified extract of glycyrrhiza (F. 158), a sufficient quantity; alcohol, one hundred and twenty-five cubic centimeters (125 Cc.) [4 fl℥, 109♏]; glycerin, two hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (250 Cc.) [8 fl℥, 218♏]; water, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. In a small portion of purified extract of glycyrrhiza, weighed into a tared capsule, determine the amount of water, by drying it to a constant weight. Then take of the purified extract a quantity equivalent to two hundred and fifty grammes (250 Gm.) [8 ozs. av., 358 grs.] of dry extract, dissolve this on a water-bath, in two hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (250 Cc.) [8 fl℥, 218♏] of water, add the glycerin, and allow the liquid to cool. Lastly, add the alcohol and enough water to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391 ♏]. Each fluid drachm represents 15 grains of dry extract of glycyrrhiza"—(Nat. Form.).
Action and Medical Uses.—(See Glycyrrhiza.)