The distilled water of the flowers of the bitter orange tree, Citrus vulgaris (Citrus bigaradia), and of the sweet orange tree, Citrus aurantium. Prepared mostly in France.

The orange flower water of commerce is usually three times the strength of that employed in former years.

Characters. - Colourless, or with a slight greenish-yellow tint; it has the fragrant odour of the flowers.

Impurity. - Lead from the vessels in which it has been kept. Test. - It should not be coloured by sulphuretted hydrogen.

Composition. - It contains a volatile oil (Oil of Neroli).

Preparation

B.P.

Dose.

Syrupus Aurantii Floris.........................................

1-2 fl. dr.

U.S.P.

Syrupus Aurantii Florum.........................................

1-2 fl. dr. (4-8 c.c.)