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.).