Aqua Anisi (U. S. P.)—Anise Water.
Related entry: Oleum Anisi (U. S. P.)—Oil of Anise
Preparation.—"Oil of anise, two cubic centimeters (2 Cc.) [32♏]; precipitated calcium phosphate, four grammes (4 Gm.) [62 grains]; distilled water, a sufficient, quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Triturate the oil of anise with the precipitated calcium phosphate, add the water gradually, under constant trituration, and filter"—(U. S. P.).
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Used principally as a pleasant vehicle for the administration of magnesia, and such cathartics as jalap, rhubarb, and senna, to modify their griping action. It is useful also as a carminative to expel flatus in flatulent colic, and indigestion accompanied with gaseous accumulations. The dose is from 2 fluid drachms to 1 fluid ounce.