The oil distilled from the flowering tops of Rosmarinus officinalis, B.P. A volatile oil distilled from rosemary, U.S.P.

Characters. - Colourless, with the odour of rosemary, and a warm aromatic taste.

Dose. - 1-5 min.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Linimentum Saponis (p. 516)...............................................

for external use.

Spiritus Rosmarini....................................

10-50 min. or more.

Tinctura Lavandulae Composita...........................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

U.S.P.

Linimentum Saponis (p. 517)...............................................

for external use.

Spiritus Odoratus...........................................................................................................

do.

Tinctura Lavandulae Composita........................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Action and Use. - It is a stimulant and carminative, and is used to lessen flatulence, and to allay pain and spasm of the intestines. It is a useful adjunct to purgatives, and is used in hysteria.