Spiritus Lavandulae (U. S. P.)—Spirit of Lavender.

Related entries: Oleum Lavandulae Florum (U. S. P.)—Oil of Lavender Flowers - Lavandula.—Lavandula

Preparation.—"Oil of lavender flowers, fifty cubic centimeters (50 Cc.) [1 fl℥, 332♏︎]; deodorized alcohol, nine hundred and fifty cubic centimeters (950 Cc.) [32 fl℥, 59♏︎]; to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏︎]. Mix them"—(U. S. P.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Spirit of lavender is a pleasant carminative and stimulant. Externally it is used as a cooling lotion in headache and febrile complaints, and as an agreeable perfume. The dose is from ½ to 1 fluid drachm, in sweetened water.

Related Preparation.—SPIRITUS OPHTHALMICUS (N. F.), Ophthalmic spirit, Alcoholic eye-wash. "Oil of lavender, two cubic centimeters (2 Cc.) [33♏︎]; oil of rosemary, six cubic centimeters (6 Cc.) [97♏︎]; alcohol, ninety-two cubic centimeters (92 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 53♏︎]. Mix them by agitation, and, if necessary, filter the liquid through paper"—(Nat. Form.).

King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.