Aqua Anisi. U. S., Br. Anise Water.
Eau d'Anis, Fr.; Aniswasser, G.; Acqua distillata di anice, It.; Agua de anis, Sp.
"Oil of Anise, two mils [or 32 minims]; Purified Talc, fifteen grammes [or 231 grains]; Distilled Water, recently boiled, a sufficient quantity, to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluid-ounces, 6 ½ fluidrachms]. Triturate the Oil of Anise with the Purified Talc, add the recently boiled Distilled Water gradually with continued trituration, filter, and pass the filtrate through the filter repeatedly until the Anise Water is perfectly clear." U. S. See also Aquae Aromaticae.
"Anise Fruit, 100 grammes; Water, 2000 millilitres. Distil one thousand millilitres." Br.
"This water may be prepared by triturating the oil of anise with twice its weight of calcium phosphate and five hundred times its volume of distilled water and filtering the mixture. In tropical and subtropical parts of the Empire this Water may be used in place of the corresponding Water of the text of the British Pharmacopoeia." Br.
Anise water is rarely made by distillation, although the product thus secured has a more delicate flavor than the U. S. preparation. It is used solely as a vehicle.