Extract of Bitter Almond. a

(EXTRACT of peach)

Oil of Bitter Almond............

2 fl. drams.

Alcohol (95 per cent, deodorized),

1 pint.

Tincture of Turmeric or Safflower,

1/2 fl. dram.

Mix and filter.

The directions accompanying this preparation should state that it is poisonous in quality.

It is not unusual in England to deprive the oil of bitter almonds, to be used in flavoring, of its hydrocyanic acid, before diluting it. As some may prefer to do this, to secure their preparation from the danger always incident to selling so potent a poison as the oil of bitter almonds for culinary purposes, even as a dilute solution, we offer a process for removing the poison.†

Extract of Almond. b

(Extract of Peach)

Oil of Bitter Almond...........

1 fl. ounce.

Alcohol (Atwood's).............

2 pints.

Water........................

4 pints.

Dissolve the Oil in the Alcohol and add the Water gradually, taking care not to make the solution milky.

+See Appendix.

Extract of Almond. c

(Extract of Peach)

Oil of Bitter Almond ................................

1 fl. dram.

Alcohol (deodorized)...........

10 fl. ounces.

Water (warm) ................................................

5 fl. ounces.

Mix the Oil with the Alcohol, and after allowing to stand twenty four (24) hours, add the Warm Water.