Spiritus Myristicae. Br.

Botanical name: 

Spiritus Myristicae. Br.

Spirit of Nutmeg. [Essence of Nutmeg]

Related entry: Oil of Nutmeg

Teinture (alcoole) d'essence de Muscade, Fr.; Muskat-spiritus, G.

"Oil of Nutmeg, 100 millilitres; Alcohol (90 per cent.), sufficient to produce 1000 millilitres. Dissolve. When not clear, shake with a little powdered talc and filter." Br.

It is used chiefly for its flavor. Spirit of nutmeg was not retained in the U. S. P. IX. It-was made in the U. S. P., 1890, by dissolving 50 mils of nutmeg in 950 mils of alcohol. (See Oleum Myristicae.)

Dose, from five to twenty minims (0.3-1.3 mils).

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