The oil distilled in Britain from fresh flowering spearmint, Mentha riridis, B.P

Characters. - Colourless or pale yellow, with the odour and taste of spearmint.

Dose. - 1-5 min.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Aquae Menthae Viridis (1 1/2 fl. dr. to 1 gallon)........................................

1-2 fl. oz.

U.S.P.

Aqua Menthae Viridis.....................................................................................

1-2 fl. oz.

Spiritus Menhae Viridis .................................................................................

5-20 min.

Action and Uses. - Like other carminatives and stimulants, to relieve colic, flatulence, and with purgatives to prevent griping.