Syrupus Amygdalae (U. S. P.)—Syrup of Almond.
Related entry: Amygdala.—Almond
SYNONYM: Syrupus emulsivus.
Preparation.—Sweet almond, one hundred and forty grammes (140 Gm.) [4 ozs. av., 411 grs.]; bitter almond, forty grammes (40 Gm.) [1 oz. av., 180 grs.]; sugar, two hundred grammes (200 Gm.) [7 ozs. av., 24 grs.]; orange-flower water, one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏]; water, one hundred and thirty cubic centimeters (130 Cc.) [4 fl℥, 190♏]; syrup, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Rub the almonds, previously blanched, in a mortar, with one hundred grammes (100 Gm.) [3 ozs. av., 231 grs.] of the sugar and thirty cubic centimeters (30 Cc.) [1 fl℥, 7♏] of water to a smooth paste. Mix this well with the orange-flower water and two hundred cubic centimeters (200 Cc.) [6 fl℥, 366♏] of syrup, and strain with strong expression. To the residue add one hundred cubic centimeters (100 Cc.) [3 fl℥, 183♏] of water, and express again. In the strained liquid dissolve the remainder of the sugar, without heat, adding enough syrup to make the product measure one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Keep the syrup in well-stoppered, completely filled bottles, in a cool place"—(U. S. P.).
Action and Medical Uses.—A feebly sedative preparation, used considerably in admixture with diuretics and expectorants in irritable conditions of the renal and broncho-pulmonic tracts.