Contractions. - Lauro. Lau.
Prnnus Laurocerasus. Nat. ord., Rosaceae.
Synonyms. - Padus Laurocerasus, Cerasus folio laurino.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 39.
Common Cherry Laurel. For. names: German, Kirsch-Lorbeer; French, Laurier-cerise; Italian, Lauro regio; Spanish, Laurel real.
Habitat. - Persia and Asia Minor. Cultivated as an evergreen in all our gardens.
Flowering time. - Spring.
Parts employed. - The mature fresh leaves.
Characters. - Leaves ovate-lanceolate or elliptical, distantly toothed, furnished with glands at the base, smooth and shining, deep green, on strong short foot-stalks, emitting a ratafia odour when bruised.
Time for collecting. - August.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hartlaub and Trinks. Arch., xii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 66 per cent.