Tinctura Lavandulae Composita. U. S., Br.

Botanical name: 

Tinctura Lavandulae Composita. U. S., Br.

Compound Tincture of Lavender. Tr. Lavand. Co. [Compound Spirit of Lavender]

Related entries: Oil of Lavender

Spiritus Lavandulse Compositus, U. S. 1870; Lavender Drops; Teinture (alcoole) de Lavande composee, Fr.; Zusammengesetzte Lavendeltinktur, G.

"Oil of Lavender, eight mils [or 130 minims]; Oil of Rosemary, two mils [or 32 minims]; Saigon Cinnamon, in No. 50 powder, twenty grammes [or 308.6 grains]; Clove, in No. 50 powder, five grammes [or 77 grains]; Myristica, in No. 50 powder, ten grammes [or 154 grains], Red Saunders, in No. 50 powder, ten grammes [or 154 grains], to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluidounces, 6 ½ fluidrachms]. Prepare a Tincture by Type Process M, macerating the powders in a mixture of seven hundred and fifty mils [or 25 fluid-ounces, 173 minims] of alcohol, in which the oils have been dissolved, and two hundred and fifty mils [or 8 fluidounces, 218 minims] of water. Complete the preparation with a mixture of three volumes of alcohol and one volume of water." U. S.

"Oil of Lavender, 5.0 millilitres; Oil of Rosemary, 0.5 millilitre; Cinnamon Bark, bruised, 10.0 grammes; Nutmeg, bruised, 10.0 grammes; Red Saunders Wood, rasped, 20.0 grammes; Alcohol (90 per cent.), sufficient to produce 1000.0 millilitres. Macerate the solid ingredients and the Oils with nine hundred millilitres of the Alcohol for seven days, shaking occasionally; filter; pass sufficient of the Alcohol through the filter to produce the required volume." Br.

The compound tincture of lavender of the U. S. Pharmacopoeia is nearly twice the strength of the British preparation, although it is made with a menstruum weaker in alcohol. When properly prepared it is an excellent preparation to be used for gastric uneasiness, nausea, and flatulence.

Dose, from thirty minims to a fluidrachm (1.8-3.75 mils).

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.