Bitter orange peel, 1/4 oz.; fresh lemon peel, 56 gr.; cloves, bruised, 28 gr. boiling distilled water, 10 fl. oz.

U.S.P. Aurantii Dulcis Cortex. Sweet Orange Peel.The rind of the fruit of Citrus Aurantium.

Characters. - Closely resembling bitter orange peel, but having an orange yellow colour. It has a sweetish fragrant odour and an aromatic slightly bitter taste.

Preparations.

dose.

Syrupus Aurantii ........................................................

,1-2 fl. dr.

Tinctura Aurantii Dulcis.............................................

.20 min.-l fl. dr.

Uses. - The preparations of oranges are used almost entirely as flavouring vehicles. The rind is an aromatic stomachic, and is used with other bitters in the treatment of dyspepsia.