Glycerites consist of solutions of medicinal substances in glycerin.

Prepare the official Glyceritum Amyli as follows: Triturate 5 Gm. starch with 5 mils water until a smooth homogeneous mixture is produced. Then gradually add 40 Gm. glycerine that has been heated to 1400 C. in a porcelain dish. With constant stirring, continue applying heat, not above 1440 C., until a translucent jelly is produced.

Properties of Glyceritum Amyli:

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The other official Glycerites are as follows:

Sample

Strength

Color

Odor

Utility

G. Acidi Tannici

20%

Astringent emollient

G. Boroglycerini

31%

Surface depletant

G. Hydrastis

1.25%

Stimulant depletant

G. Phenolis

20%

Indurant; dangerous

Unofficial: G. Ichthyol

20%

Erysipelas