Aqua Rosae Fortior. U. S. (Br.) Stronger Rose Water.
Aq. Ros. Fort.
Rose Water of Commerce, Br., [Triple Rose Water] Aqua Rosae, U. S. 1880; Stärkeres Rosenwasser, G.
"The saturated aqueous distillate prepared by distilling the fresh flowers of Rosa centifolia Linne (Fam. Rosaceae) with water. Preserve it in bottles stoppered with a pledget of purified cotton, in a cool, dark place." U. S.
This has been introduced for the purpose of making rose water. (See the preceding article.)
"Stronger Rose Water is colorless and clear, and possesses a strong and pleasant odor, and a taste of fresh rose blossoms, and must be free from empyreuma, mustiness, or mucoid growths. It is neutral or only slightly acid to litmus, and 100 mils, when evaporated to dryness on a water bath and the residue subsequently dried in an oven to constant weight at 100° C. (212° F.), yields not more than 0.001 Gm. of residue. It gives no reaction with hydrogen sulphide T.S. or with sodium sulphide T.S. (metallic impurities); U.S.