The ripe seed of the sweet almond tree, Prunus Amygdalus (Amygdalus communis), var. dulcis. Imported from Malaga, and known as the Jordan almond.

Characters. - Above an inch in length, lanceolate, acute, with a clear cinnamon-brown seed-coat, with a bland sweetish kernel. Does not evolve the odour of bitter almonds when bruised with water. Composition. - Contains upwards of 50 per cent. of a fixed oil which consists principally of oleic acid. It contains also an albuminous substance - emulsin, which is supposed to be produced from a vegetable casein and asparagin.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Oleum Amygdalae.............................

1 fl. dr. to 1/2 fl. oz.

Pulvis Amygdalae Compositus (almonds 8, sugar 4, gum acacia 1)........................................................................................................

60 gr. to 120 gr.

Mistura Amygdalae (1 of Pulv. Amygd. Co. to 8 of water) ....

1-2 fl. oz.

U.S.P.

Mistura Amygdalae.................................

.2 fl. dr. 1 fl. oz. (4 16 c.c.)

Syrupus ,, ................................

.2 fl. dr. 1 fl. oz. (4-16 c.c.)