Mel Rosae (U. S. P.)—Honey of Rose.

Related entries: Rosa Gallica (U. S. P.)—Red Rose - Fluid Extract of Rose

Preparation.—"Fluid extract of rose, one hundred and twenty cubic centimeters (120 Cc.) [4 fl℥, 28♏]; clarified honey, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand grammes (1000 Gm.) [2 lbs. av., 3 ozs., 120 grs.]. Into a tared vessel introduce the fluid extract of rose, then add enough clarified honey to make the contents weigh one thousand grammes (1000 Gm.) [2 lbs. av. 3 ozs., 120 grs.], and mix them thoroughly"—(U. S. P.).

Action and Medical Uses.—Useful and pleasant addition to mouth-washes and gargles. It is slightly stimulant and astringent, and is adapted to inflammatory ulcerations of mouth and throat.

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