The dried fruit of Carum Carui, B.P. (Carum Carvi, U.S.P.).

Fig. 198.   Caraway.

Fig. 198. - Caraway.

Characters. - Fruit usually separating into two mericarps about one-sixth inch long, curved, tapering at each end, brown, with five paler longitudinal ridges; having an agreeable aromatic odour and spicy taste.

Composition. - A volatile oil, which consists of a hydrocarbon carvene, and an oxygenated oil identical with that obtained from oil of dill.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Aqua Carui .......................................................................................

1-2 fl. oz.

Oleum Carui .......................................................................................

1-4 min.

Confectio Opii ...................................................................................

5-20 gr.

Confectio Piperis ............................................................................

60-120 gr.

Pulvis Opii Compositus...........................................

2-5 gr.

Tinctura Cardamomi Composita ......................................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Tinctura Sennae .......................................................................

1-4 fl. dr.

U.S.P.

Dose.

Oleum Cari .....................................................................................

.2-5 min.

Spiritus Juniperi Compositus ............................................................

.2-4 fl. dr.