The flowers of Lavandula vera.

Characters. - Calyx tubular, blue-grey, hairy, five-toothed, the upper tooth largest and roundish-rhomboid; corolla violet-blue, hairy and glandular on the outside, tubular and two-lipped, the upper lip two-lobed, the lower lip three-lobed; stamens four, short, on the corolla tube; odour fragrant; taste bitterish, aromatic, somewhat camphoraceous. .

Preparation. Vinum Aromaticum.

Oleum Lavandulae, B. and U.S.P. Oil of Lavender.-The oil distilled in Britain from the flowers of Lavandula vera, B.P. A volatile oil distilled from the flowering tops or whole herb of Lavandula vera, U.S.P.

Characters. - Colourless or pale yellow, with the odour of lavender, and a hot, bitter, aromatic taste.

Dose. - 1-4 min.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Linimentum Camphorae Compositum (p. 516).................................

Spiritus Lavandulae..........................................................................

1/2-1 fl. dr.

Tinctura ,, Composita........................................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

U.S.P.

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

1/2-2 fl. dr.