The freshly expressed juice of the ripe fruit of Citrus Limonum.

Characters. - Slightly turbid, yellowish liquor, with an acid taste, and usually a slight odour of lemon from a little of the oil contained in the rind. Preparation. - By squeezing the fresh fruit.

Composition. - It contains some acid salts, especially those of potassium, and 7 per cent. of citric acid (U.S.P.); 36 to 40 grains in the fluid ounce (B.P.).

Officinal Preparations

B.P.

Dose.

Syrupus Limonis...................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

U.S.P.

Dose.

Mistura Potassii Citratis..........

4 fl. dr. (15 c.c.)

Syrupus Limonis.....................

ad lib.