The fresh petals, fully expanded, of Rosa centifolia. Britain.

Characters. - Pink, fragrant roseate odour; taste sweetish-bitter, and faintly astringent; both readily imparted to water.

Composition. - A minute quantity of volatile oil, a red colouring matter, a little gallo-tannic acid, fat, sugar, acids, etc.

Preparation.

B.P.

Dose.

Aqua Rosae ...........................................................

.. ad lib.

U.S.P.

Aqua Rosae .........................................................

...ad lib.

Syrupus Sarsaparillae Compositus ......................

1-4 fl. dr. (3.75-15 c.c.)

U.S.P. Unguentum Aquae Rosae. Ointment of Rose Water (Cold Cream).- Expressed oil of almond, 50; spermaceti, 10; white wax, 10; rose water, 30.

Uses. - Rose-water is much used as a vehicle for gargles and lotions, and sometimes it is used for internal administration.