Aquae are solutions of volatile substances in water. The volatile substance may be a liquid, a solid, or a gas.

Prepare official Aqua Cinnamomi as follows: Triturate together 0.2 mil oil of cinnamon and 0.15 Gm. purified talc; gradually add 100 mils distilled water, continuing the trituration. Filter and repeatedly refilter until filtrate is perfectly clear.

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Examine shelf samples of the following official Aquae:

Sample

Color

Odor

Taste

Utility

Aqua

Solvent. Best agent to slake thirst

Aqua Ammoniae, 10%

Limentum Ammoniae; Spir. Amnion. Aromat.

Aqua Cinnamomi

Pleasant vehicle

Aqua Destillata

Laborat. solvent

Aqua Destill. Steril.

Intrav. inject.; hypo. use; collyria

Aqua Menthae Piper.

Carminative; 15 mils

Aqua Rosae Fortior

Ung. Aquae Rosae

Other official waters, having but limited utility, are: Aqua Ammoniae Fortior (about 28% ammonia concentration), A. Amygdalae Amarae and A. Anisi (both superfluous), A. Aurantii Florum (for making Syrupus Aurantii Florum), A. Aurantii Florum Fortior (for making the preceding Aqua), A. Camphorae, A. Chloroformi, A. Creosoti, A. Foeniculi, A. Rosae, A. Aromatici (a saturated aqueous solution of volatile oils), A. Hamamelidis (a popular embrocation of doubtful value).