Mel Rosae. U. S. Honey of Rose.
Mellitum Rosatum; Mellite de Rose rouge, Fr. Cod.; Miel Rosat, Fr.; Mel Rosatum, P. G.; Rosenhonig, G.; Miele rosato, It.; Miel de rosas, Sp.
"Fluidextract of Rose, one hundred and twenty mils [or 4 fluidounces, 28 minims]; Clarified Honey, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand grammes [or 35 ounces av., 120 grains]. Mix the fluidextract of rose in a tared vessel with enough clarified honey to make the product weigh one thousand grammes [or 35 ounces av., 120 grains]." U. S.
Though one of the official preparations in the London and Edinburgh Pharmacopoeias, the Honey of Rose has been dropped in the British. The U. S. formula is based on that of Grahame. (See A. J. P., 1859, p. 443.) As is well known, honey of rose deposits honey sugar upon standing even but a short time. Touflet (Ph. Centralh., xxxvi, 307) obviates this precipitation in the following manner: Take of Powdered Rose Leaves, 25 parts; Alcohol, sp. gr. 0.875, 75 parts; Honey, 80 parts; Sugar, 34 parts. Percolate the rose leaves with the alcohol, filter and distil off the filtrate to 40 parts. To this add the honey and sugar, and bring to the boiling-point. Honey of rose forms a pleasant addition to the gargles employed in inflammation and ulceration of the mouth and throat.
Dose, one fluidrachm (3.75 mils).
Off. Prep.—Mel Rosae et Sodii Boratis, N. F.